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RTS controversy likely to haunt ECP, Nadra for a long time

  • RTS controversy likely to haunt ECP, Nadra for a long time ISLAMABAD: It was all going smoothly till 11:47pm on July 25. The results after daylong polling were pouring in with the expected pace simultaneously at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the offices of the returning officers (ROs) and the state-run Pakistan Television through […]

  • SC seeks report about dual nationality of military officers

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the defence ministry to furnish a comprehensive report disclosing dual nationality of the officers of the armed forces and also mentioning any bar on personnel of the armed forced to retain foreign nationality. A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar that had taken […]

  • Wapda chairman reviews progress on Mohmand Dam construction

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) says that it is working on various options to start construction work on the 800MW Mohmand Dam project. “In view of the honourable Supreme Court’s judgement for early commencement of Mohmand dam [project], a number of options are being considered to start construction work on the project […]

  • SJC issues show-cause notice to Justice Shaukat Aziz Sididqui

    The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) — which conducts proceedings on complaints against judges — on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui for a controversial speech he had made in Rawalpindi. The SJC has directed Justice Siddiqui to submit a statement on the matter by August 28. […]

  • Prosecution head in treason case against Musharraf quits

    ISLAMABAD: The high treason case against former military dictator retired Gen Pervez Musharraf suffered a blow on Monday as head of the prosecution Mohammad Akram Sheikh tendered his resignation. In his resignation letter sent to the interior secretary, Advocate Sheikh expressed his inability to proceed with the case after the imminent change of government at […]

  • Building dams not judges’ job, says CJP

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has said it is not the judiciary’s job to build water reservoirs in the country, and that it is the responsibility of the executive. His comments came weeks after he had initiated the donation fund for the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. The CJP said that the […]