Pakistan Supreme Court

  • Pakistan: SC overturns decision to lift travel ban on Pervez Musharraf June 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday overturned a High Court ruling to lift a travel ban slapped on Pervez Musharraf last year, a setback to the former military ruler facing multiple trials including one for high-treason. The Sindh High Court in a judgment of June 12 had allowed 70-year-old Musharraf to...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court summons Imran Khan for contempt hearing August 2, 2013

    Imran Khan will personally appear in Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday to respond to a contempt of court notice issued over his comments about the judiciary's role in the May 11 general election. The apex court's registrar issued the notice to the head of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party yesterday and directed...
  • Don't allow Musharraf to leave the country: Pak SC April 8, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday directed the government to ensure that Pervez Musharraf does not leave the country as it began hearing several petitions seeking the former military ruler's trial for treason for subverting the constitution and declaring emergency in 2007. A two-judge bench led by Justice Jawad S...
  • Pakistan SC orders indictment of Rehman Malik March 18, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the indictment of former Interior Minister Rehman Malik for contempt of court for interfering in a probe into alleged corruption in a state-run steel firm, after rejecting his mercy plea. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said Malik's response to...
  • 'Official probing charges against Pak PM committed suicide' January 27, 2013

    Islamabad: A senior anti-graft investigator, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances while probing corruption charges against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, had apparently committed suicide, Pakistani police has told the Supreme Court. Officials of Islamabad Police submitted an initial investigation report regarding the death of Kamran Faisal - an...
  • Not enough evidence to arrest PM: Pak anti-corruption chief January 17, 2013

    Pakistan's anti-corruption chief refused an order by the country's top court to arrest the prime minister in a graft case on Thursday, saying he did not have sufficient evidence. The government and the Supreme Court have repeatedly clashed over the last year, and the chief justice's demand on Tuesday that...
  • Pakistan government seeks to stall PM arrest January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government plans to file a review petition against the Supreme Court order calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 16 others over corruption charges. The government is considering filing a review petition against the Supreme Court's Tuesday order for the arrest of all...
  • Pakistan SC keeps the heat on PM Ashraf in corruption case January 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis seems to be deepening. The Supreme Court there intends to keep the heat on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case. To add to the government's troubles, Sufi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri is drawing thousands at his rally against the government and has set a midnight...
  • Pakistan battles political crisis as SC orders PM's arrest January 15, 2013

    The Pakistan Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Ashraf for allegedly receiving bribes in power projects. ...
  • 'Pak anti-graft body to decide on launching probe against PM' January 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's main anti-corruption agency will decide whether a case should be filed against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf or if he should be arrested over allegations of graft in power projects, Law Minister Farooq Naek said on Tuesday. Speaking hours after the Supreme Court directed the National Accountability Bureau...
  • Pak SC withdraws contempt notice against PM Ashraf November 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday withdrew a contempt notice issued to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf earlier this year after he failed to approach Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali retracted the contempt notice after...
  • Pakistan's top court orders action against Taliban November 3, 2012

    Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the law enforcement agencies to take infiltration of the militants in Karachi seriously, a day after Pakistani Taliban threatened to attack leaders of a political group in the southern port city. Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said on Friday that the militants had decided to...
  • Zardari graft cases: Pak SC approves Swiss draft letter October 10, 2012

    Islamabad: After weeks of wrangling, Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday approved a third draft of a letter that will ask Swiss authorities to revive graft cases against Asif Ali Zardari, with the government making it clear that any proceedings in that country would be conditional to the immunity available to...
  • Dual nationality: Pak SC disqualifies 11 MPs September 20, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified 11 parliamentarians, including Interior Minister Rahman Malik, for holding dual nationality. As reported by the Pakistani daily 'The Express Tribune', the other members who have been disqualified are - Farha Naz Ispahani, Zahid Iqbal, Jamil Malik, Farhat Mehmood Khan, Nadia Gabol, Amna Buttar,...
  • Contempt case: Pak PM seeks time, pulled up by SC August 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned the contempt case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf till September 18. Ashraf has asked for more time of about four to six weeks from the court. The court, however, seems to be taking a hard stand. It has told Ashraf that contempt of...
  • Pak SC issues contempt notice to PM Ashraf August 8, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to approach the Swiss authorities to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The Supreme Court's deadline to Ashraf ended on Wednesday. The apex court had struck down a new contempt law...
  • No more cheap samosas in Pakistan, rules SC July 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Alas! The days of cheap samosas in Pakistan is over. Ending a legal wrangle over the price of the humble samosa, the Supreme Court has set aside a notification of the Punjab government whereby the price of one 'samosa' was fixed at Rs 6. The samosa, till early this week,...
  • Pakistan: Raja Parvez Ashraf sworn in as new PM June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Raja Parvez Ashraf, a stalwart of the ruling PPP, on Friday became Pakistan's new Prime Minister as the country struggled to come out of its latest political crisis. Ashraf was administered the oath of office by President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday night, hours after he was elected as the...
  • Will the new Pak PM reopen corruption cases against Zardari? June 19, 2012

    The Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. ...
  • The Last Word: Is the Pak SC decision on Gilani a judicial coup? June 19, 2012

    The Pakistan SC disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and called upon President Asif Ali Zardari to appoint a new PM. ...
  • Pakistan SC disqualifies Prime Minister Gilani June 19, 2012

    Pakistan Supreme Court ruled Yousuf Raza Gilani was ineligible to hold office following his conviction in a contempt case. ...
  • Submit documents on citizenship: Pak SC to Malik May 31, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday gave Interior Minister Rehman Malik a day to submit documents to back his claim that he had renounced his British nationality. A three-Judge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry issued the order while hearing a petition challenging the dual nationality of some members...
  • Osama case: Pakistan doctor being made a scapegoat? May 29, 2012

    The brother of the Pakistani doctor who has been jailed for helping the US trace Osama Bin Laden, claims he is being made a scapegoat and now wants Pakistan's apex court to intervene. ...
  • 65 pc Pakistanis want Gilani to resign May 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Sixty-five per cent of Pakistanis want Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to resign after his conviction of contempt by the Supreme Court, according to a poll conducted by a leading media group. The poll conducted by Geo news channel said the apex court's verdict had resulted in mixed views...
  • Judiciary can't disqualify me: Gilani April 30, 2012

    Islamabad: A defiant Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said there is no law under which Pakistan's judiciary can disqualify him, days after his conviction by the Supreme Court for contempt. Gilani, the longest-ruling Pakistan Premier, said that he intended to continue as premier despite calls from opposition parties to...
  • Gilani 1st Pak PM to be found guilty of contempt April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted for contempt of court after he refused to write to the Swiss government asking them to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. But the sentence appeared to be symbolic more than anything else. Gilani made history by...
  • Pak SC convicts Gilani in contempt case, no prison April 26, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in connection with a contempt case. Though the court has not announced any jail term for Gilani, the decision has come as a big blow to the Pakistan government. Gilani has been sentenced till the rising of the...
  • Hindus in Pakistan to get identity cards April 24, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have assured the Supreme Court that computerised national identity cards will soon be issued to all members of the minority Hindu community, including married women who were facing problems in obtaining the cards. Following the assurance, a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Monday disposed...
  • Powered by Pak SC, Hindu women decide to live with husbands April 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Three Hindu women, who were allegedly forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslims, on Wednesday said they wanted to live with their husbands after Pakistan's Supreme Court gave them the right to decide their future. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry asked Rinkle Kumari alias Faryal...
  • Parliament should decide Prez immunity: Pak PM March 19, 2012

    Islamabad: Facing immense pressure from the Supreme Court to revive graft cases against Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said the judiciary should let Parliament decide the Presidential immunity issue. In a reply submitted to the apex court over his indictment for contempt for failing to act...