Lahore High Court

  • Honour killing: Pakistani woman stoned to death May 27, 2014

    Lahore: In an apparent honour killing, a 25yearold pregnant woman was on Tuesday brutally beaten and stoned to death outside the High Court by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice. Police said that Farzana Parveen, resident of Faisalabad, had married Mohammad Iqbal of Jaranwala a few...
  • Hafiz Saeed withdraws petition in Lahore High Court September 25, 2013

    JamaatudDawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Wednesday withdrew his petition challenging a ban on his organisation collecting hides of animals sacrificed during EidulAzha. AK Dogar, the counsel for Saeed, requested Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandial to allow the withdrawal of the petition after the federal government informed the...
  • 26/11 attacks: Pak court adjourns hearing on Saeed's plea May 28, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani court has adjourned for nearly four months the hearing of a petition filed by LashkareTaiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed seeking legal aid from the government to defend himself in a US lawsuit over the 2008 Mumbai attacks. A Deputy Attorney General told Lahore High Court Chief Justice...
  • Pakistan: Judge appointed to probe Sarabjit's murder May 17, 2013

    Lahore: A serving judge has been named by a Pakistani court to probe the murder of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died earlier this month after being assaulted within the Kot Lakhpat Jail here. Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial appointed Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar...
  • Benazir assassination case: Lahore HC cancels Musharraf's interim bail April 24, 2013

    Islamabad: The Lahore High Court has cancelled former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's interim bail in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. This comes at a time when Musharraf is under house arrest in another case. Musharraf returned to his farmhouse which has been declared a subjail and where he was ordered to...
  • Pakistan: Zardari quits post of PPP cochairman March 23, 2013

    Lahore: Faced with a challenge from the assertive judiciary, President Asif Ali Zardari has quit the political office of cochairman of the Pakistan People's Party and made his son Bilawal its "patroninchief". "President Zardari is no more the cochairman of the PPP. The main body of the PPP has been...
  • Pak bride's family claims groom is a woman September 20, 2012

    Lahore: The hearing of a petition over a "love marriage" in a Pakistani court took an unusual turn when the bride's family claimed that the groom was a woman and requested a medical examination to substantiate its claim. The incident occurred on Tuesday during the hearing of the case in...
  • Pak judge quits over dance video on YouTube August 2, 2012

    Lahore: A Pakistani judge resigned on Thursday after a video showing him dancing with a girl at a party was uploaded on YouTube. The resignation of civil judge Muhammad Masood Bilal of Khanewal district in Punjab province had been accepted, said Lahore High Court Registrar Sohail Nasir. The High Court had initiated...
  • Saeed moves court to stop Pak action against him April 18, 2012

    Lahore: LeT founder Hafiz Saeed has moved the High Court, asking it to stop Pakistani authorities from taking any "adverse action" against him under pressure from the US and provide security to him as his life was "not safe" and any "mishap" could happen. Acting on the petition of Saeed for...
  • 'Hafiz Saeed helping deradicalise militants' April 6, 2012

    Islamabad: Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed who had a $10 million American bounty placed on his head this week has been helping Pakistan deradicalise militants under efforts to stabilise the strategic US ally, a top Pakistani counterterrorism official said on Friday. Saeed, suspected of masterminding an attack by Pakistanbased gunmen on Mumbai...
  • Bounty for opposing NATO supplies: Hafiz Saeed April 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LashkareTaiba (LeT) chief for whom the US has announced a bounty of $10 million, said Tuesday this was because he had opposing the reopening of NATO supply lines to Afghanistan, a media report said. Saeed told the Al Jazeera TV channel the...
  • Pak court directs authorities to block Facebook September 20, 2011

    Lahore: The Lahore High Court has directed Pakistani authorities to block access to all websites, including Facebook, that are involved in "spreading religious hatred" and to submit a compliance report by October 6. In an order issued on Monday, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed directed the Information Technology Ministry to "deny...
  • 26/11 mastermind Saeed free to talk in Pak February 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, leader of the banned charity group JamaatudDawah, is supposed to be facing trial in Pakistan and under the restraint of authorities. He is in fact quite free. India blames Saeed is for masterminding the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai that left at least 166 people dead...
  • Pak court scraps FIRs against 26/11 brain Saeed October 12, 2009

    Lahore: Citing a bureaucratic lapse, the Lahore High Court on Monday dismissed two cases filed under the antiterrorism act against Hafiz Saeed who India says masterminded the 26/11 Mumbai carnage. "I argued in court that the Punjab (provincial) government had not proscribed the JuD (Jamaatud Dawa that Saeed heads) even though...
  • Hafiz Saeed's arrest will take time: Pakistan September 24, 2009

    New York: In a startling volte face, Pakistan admitted on Thursday that Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks had not been arrested as had previously been thought, saying this would "take time". At the same time, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that the prosecution of...
  • Pakistan files two cases against Hafiz Saeed September 18, 2009

    Faisalabad (Pakistan): The Pakistani authorities have filed two separate cases against Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and chief of the banned JamaatUdDawa group, a media report said on Thursday. The cases were filed in two police stations in Faisalabad on the basis of sermons Saeed...
  • Pak flipflops again, says won't arrest Saeed July 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan has said it cannot arrest JamaatudDawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed linked by India to the Mumbai terror attacks since there is no proof of his involvement in the 26/11 assault. Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the Indian government should provide substantial proof against Saeed, as...
  • Lahore high court dismisses Sarabjit's mercy plea June 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Convicted 18 years ago of a bomb attack in Lahore which he vehemently denies, Sarabjit Singh's trials are unlikely to end anytime soon. The Lahore High Court dismissed his petition seeking review of the death penalty. The reason for the courts decision was that his lawyer failed to turn...
  • Pak officials let Hafiz Saeed have it easy in court July 3, 2009

    Lahore: Pakistani authorities produced no evidence to link militant leader Hafiz Saeed with the terror attacks on Mumbai last year, the Lahore High Court has said in its order releasing the man. "The Attorney General contended that the petitioners are being blamed to be involved in Mumbai attacks; we have observed...
  • No proof produced to link Hafiz to Mumbai attacks: Pak HC June 7, 2009

    Lahore: Pakistani authorities did not produce any evidence to link JamaatudDawah chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed to the Mumbai terror attacks, the Lahore High Court said in its detailed judgement on Saturday. The Attorney General contended that the petitioners are being blamed to be involved in Mumbai attacks, we have observed...
  • No dialogue till Pak clamps down on terror: India June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Twentyfour hours after JamaatudDaawa chief and Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed's release there has been no clear word from Islamabad on whether he will be rearrested or whether the Pakistani government will appeal against the court ruling. In Islamabad, US envoy Richard Holbrooke privately expressed dismay but in public...
  • Pak in denial when it comes to fighting terror June 3, 2009

    The man accused of planning the 26/11 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed has been released by the Lahore High Court. New Delhi says it is a sign of Pakistan's nonseriousness in probing the attacks. Is Pakistan continually living in denial when it comes to fighting terror? Pakistan High Commissioner...
  • Pak frees 26/11 mastermind due to 'lack of evidence' June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: National Security Advisor MK Narayanan had commented on the house arrest of Hafiz Sayyed to CNNIBN a few months ago saying Islamabad is treating such people as honoured guests. Now, even that semblance of acting on the UN resolution against the LashkareToiba and its founder is gone. Five months...
  • Govt appalled, says Pak not serious about terror June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday expressed its disappointment over the release of LashkareToiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed by a Pakistani court, saying it raised questions about Islamabad's sincerity in investigating the 26/11 Mumbai mayhem that New Delhi has blamed on the terror group. "We are unhappy that Pakistan has not...
  • Court lifts ban, Shoaib free to play for Pak July 4, 2008

    Karachi: The Lahore High Court on Friday lifted an 18month ban on Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for indiscipline. Judge Sayed Zahid Hussain said in his ruling Friday that the ban was suspended until after the summer break when the court resumes hearing the case. That is expected to be in...
  • Powerful blast near Lahore High Court, 24 dead January 10, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 24 people, including many policemen, were killed and more than 70 injured on Thursday morning when a powerful blast took place near the Lahore High Court (LHC). The blast occurred when the LHC Bar meeting was underway. The explosion ripped through GPO Chowk near the Lahore High...
  • Pak police fire teargas at lawyers June 16, 2007

    Lahore (Pakistan): Lawyers in Lahore got the same treatment that police had meted out to journalists on Saturday. The Pakistan Police clashed with lawyers who were protesting the sacking of Chief Justice Iftikar Chaudhary outside the Lahore High Court. A group of lawyers had gathered inside the High Couurt when the...