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Pakistan high court grants PM additional time to reopen presidential corruption case
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday granted Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf three additional weeks to urge Switzerland to reopen an old corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari . Ashraf appeared in court on Monday to explain why the (More)
England, Wales to abolish contempt of court law
England and Wales have decided to abolish the centuries-old contempt of court law , which historically has protected judges from slander and libel. David Omerod , a commissioner for the Law Commission which reviews laws in England and Wales, state (More)
Pakistan high court orders PM to explain refusal to reopen case against president
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear before the court by the end of this month to explain his refusal to reopen the investigation into corruption allegations against President Asif Ali Zard (More)
Pakistan government to appeal decision nullifying contempt law
The government of Pakistan announced Monday that it will petition the Supreme Court of Pakistan to review its decision nullifying the Contempt of Court Bill 2012 which was passed to shield the country's new prime minister from contempt charges. Rat (More)
Pakistan high court nullifies law protecting PM from proceeding
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday nullified the Contempt of Court Bill 2012 which was passed to shield the country's new prime minister from contempt charges. The bill was passed by the upper and lower houses of the national parliament and si (More)
Pakistan high court postpones order to reopen investigation of president
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday granted another two weeks for the new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to comply with its order to reopen the investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari . The adjournment of the case came after th (More)
Pakistan president signs bill to shield PM from contempt proceedings
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday signed the Contempt of Court Bill 2012, which would shield senior officials from contempt of court proceedings. The bill was approved by both the lower and upper house of the national parliament on (More)
Pakistan lawmakers approve bill to shield PM from contempt proceedings
The National Assembly of Pakistan on Monday approved a bill that would shield senior officials from contempt of court proceedings. The move by the lower house of the country's parliament is seen as an attempt to exempt the new prime minister Raja P (More)
Pakistan high court orders new PM to reopen investigation of president
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the country's new prime minister to reopen the investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari . With the order, the court gave Raja Pervez Ashraf, the new prime minister and former federal energ (More)
Pakistan releases thousands of detained lawyers, activists
Pakistani authorities have released more than 3400 lawyers and political activists detained in the aftermath of President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 declaration of emergency rule , Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Igbal Cheema told AFP Tues (More)