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IHC fixes prohibited funding case before larger bench

On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court decided to fix the prohibited funding case before a larger bench. The hearing is set to take place on August 18. In his remarks during today's hearing, acting IHC chief justice Aamer Farooq said: "Let us constitute a larger bench to hear this case." "The larger bench will hear the case the day after tomorrow," he said.

PTI moves IHC against NA speaker

On Monday, the PTI filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The petition seeks action against NA and ECP for accepting the resignations of only 11 party lawmakers when the entire party had resigned months ago. The petition stated that the present speaker of the NA had no “lawful authority or jurisdiction” to conduct the process of verification of the resignations of PTI MNAs.

IHC warns of summoning PM in missing persons’ case

Islamabad: On Monday, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah warned of summoning the prime minister for an explanation in the missing persons' case. "It is a fact that nobody is doing anything [about it],” Justice Minallah remarked during the hearing of identical petitions seeking the recovery of missing persons. As per the deputy attorney general's report, out of 8,400 people, 600 citizens are still missing.

IHC nullifies ruling on PTI’s foreign funding case

Islamabad: On June 16, Islamabad High Court (IHC) nullified an earlier ruling of the higher court that ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to wrap up PTI’s prohibited funding case within a month. In its order, a two-member IHC bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Babar Sattar partially allowed the PTI’s intra-court appeal questioning the earlier decision and directed the ECP to wrap up the matter in a month.

IHC grants bail to TikToker Dolly

Islamabad: On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to TikToker Nausheen Saeed, better known as Dolly, who had allegedly set the Margalla forest on fire for a video. IHC's Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri heard the plea regarding her bail. Earlier, the court had granted interim bail to Dolly till June 8 against bonds worth Rs100,000.

IHC directs govt to issue notices to Musharraf in missing persons cases

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the federal government to serve notices to ex-president Pervaiz Musharraf and all other successors in missing persons cases. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah has issued a 15-page decree in a case relating to the disappearance of journalist Muadassir Naro and five other people after their petitions were fixed for final arguments. The federal government requested an adjournment.

IHC grants lawyer Imaan Mazari-Hazir pre-arrest bail in army ‘defamation’ case

On May 27, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday granted lawyer Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir pre-arrest bail till June 9. She was indicted under the charges of "abusing and defaming the senior command of the Pakistan Army". A first information report (FIR) was registered against Mazari-Hazir on May 26 at the capital's Ramna police station on the complaint of Lt Colonel Syed Humayun Iftikhtar, who was representing the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch of the General Headquarters (GHQ).

IHC restrains Govt. from unnecessary arrests of PTI workers

The government was prohibited from harassing and arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and leaders by the high courts in Islamabad and Lahore on Tuesday. The court orders come only hours after police launched a crackdown on the erstwhile ruling party, raiding party leaders' homes and allegedly compelling them to flee. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notifications to the concerned parties, ordering them to stop harassing and arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and leaders.  

Masjid-e-Nabawi incident: PTI challenges cases against leadership in IHC

Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenged the cases against the party leadership relating to hooliganism at Masjid-e-Nabawi (PBUH) in the Islamabad High Court. The petition was filed by PTI's legal team comprising Advocate Faisal Fareed and Advocate Ali Bukhari on Fawad Chaudhary's behalf. The IHC has issued a circular to hear urgent cases even during holidays, under which petitions of urgent nature can be filed during Eid holidays.

IHC orders to probe harassment, disappearances of Baloch students

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed authorities on Thursday to form a commission to investigate the racial profiling and disappearances of Baloch students in the country. The orders came during a hearing into the case of harassment, filed by students of the Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah said that the courts could not turn a blind eye to the human rights violations in Pakistan.

IHC suspends order to end PTI foreign funding case

The ruling for the PTI foreign funding issue to be resolved within 30 days was suspended by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday. A single bench had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to complete the case within a month after the PTI submitted applications seeking Akbar S Babar's removal from the case, dismissal of the case, and the secrecy of the PTI papers. In response to PTI's intra-court appeal contesting a single bench's order, the IHC's division bench, composed of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Babar Sattar, issued today's directive.    

IHC permits India to provide another counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Islamabad: It was reported that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) reportedly allowed India another chance, till April 13, to provide counsel to Kulbhushan Jadhav. A larger bench comprising of Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Amir Farooq, and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb, on the request of the Law Ministry conceded to provide government counsel to Kulbhushan Jadhav to execute the decision of the International Court of Justice (IHC). The Attorney General informed India of the progress in the case of Jadhav and said that India wanted the court proceedings in Pakistan to stop so that it can appeal to the International Court of Justice.

Journalist’s Union challanges PECA in IHC

It emerged that the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Act Ordinance 2022. On Sundau, President Dr Arif Alvi had promulgated an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (Peca). Under the ordinance, online defamation has been made a non-bailable, cognisable offence and the jail term for defamation has been increased from three years to five years.

Mohsin Baig case: IHC issues show-cause notice to FIA

Islamabad: On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a show-cause notice to the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) cybercrime wing over the "misuse of power", during a hearing of journalist Mohsin Baig's case. A bench, headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, was hearing the petition filed by Baig's wife through the Journalist Defence Committee. During the hearing, the court declared the raid on Baig's house "abuse of power".

IHC directs IGP Islamabad to probe torture reports

On Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the capital's inspector general of police (IGP) to investigate the allegations about media personality Mohsin Jamil Baig being subjected to torture in police custody. The petition was filed yesterday by Baig's wife, Shehla Mustafa, who requested the court to quash cases registered against Baig. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the petition involving the criminal case against Baig, registered after he allegedly attacked the FIA team raiding his house. However, Justice Minallah did not ratify the petition to quash the case and said that Baig needed to be the petitioner himself for the court to consider that plea.

IHC reserves verdict on admissibility of Vawda’s plea

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its decision on the admissibility of a petition filed by ruling PTI politician Faisal Vawda challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) lifelong disqualification in a case involving his dual nationality. Today, the petition was heard by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah. Waseem Sajjad, Vawda's lawyer, claimed in his arguments, "The ECP is not a court of law."  

IHC rejects ECP’s decision about Umar Amin Gandapur

On Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) partially allowed a petition filed by PTI's Umar Amin Gandapur, setting aside his disqualification by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as the mayoral candidate for Dera Ismail Khan. The ECP had disqualified Umar from contesting the local body election, scheduled to take place next week, over repeated breaches of the election code of conduct despite warnings. However, the IHC had nullified the ECP's decision on Umar's disqualification just a day later, after Umar had filed the petition.

Noor Muqaddam case: Investigating Officer cross-examined in Court

The murder case of Noor Muqaddam was heard before Sessions Court in Islamabad. Shaukat Muqaddam was present before our arrival, according to Zahir Jaffer's lawyer for the investigating officer. The judge, without mentioning the recovered item, ordered the accused to appear in court on July 23. Noor Muqaddam's IMEI number was not printed on her phone.    

Noor Muqaddam case: IHC hearing adjourned

The hearing in the Noor Muqaddam murder case in Islamabad High Court has been postponed until next Monday, according to a report from Baaghi TV. The Therapy Works has appealed the Sessions Court's decision to dismiss the private case. The State Council stated that the State Council that was supposed to attend in the case was ill. These State Councils are well-known for arriving prepared and not requesting an adjournment. The hearing on the petition was postponed by the court.  

NY property case: IHC extends Zardari’s interim bail

Former President Asif Ali Zardari's interim bail in the New York apartment case was renewed by a bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday. Earlier, the court heard Asif Zardari's pre-arrest bail plea and granted him a brief bail extension. The matter was adjourned until December 14 by a high court judge, which also directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a written reply at the next hearing.  

Noor Muqaddam case: 12 suspects to be presented in court

The trial court has been ordered by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to conclude the trial procedures within two months. The accused will be served with official charge sheets on October 14, according to Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani. Six accused, including Zahir Jaffer, the primary accused from Adiala Jail, will be brought in court, as will six Therapy Works employees who are presently out on bail. The police had submitted Noor Muqaddam's and Zahir Jaffer's cellphones and computers to the FIA for forensic investigation, and the report was still pending. The accused were given copies of the challan on September 23 and again on October 6.

Avenfield case: IHC overrules objections in Maryum Nawaz’s plea

Islamabad: On Wednesday, The Islamabad High Court (IHC) repealed the objections put up by the registrar's office to a petition filed by Maryam Nawaz for nullification of the ruling in the Avenfield Apartment reference. The court has directed to fix the case for hearing and adjourned the hearing until October 13.

IHC Extends Zardari’s Interim Bail till Nov 5

ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday extended the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari till November 5, in an investigation pertaining to a suspect transaction connected with fake accounts scam. A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted the hearing on the bail plea of former president.