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SC sends notice to ECP over delay in Punjab polls

The Supreme Court Issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for dragging feet on polls in Punjab. It also sought guarantees from the government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to bury the hatchet for free, fair, and transparent elections. A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, heard the plea.

“Ensure implementation of SC’s order on polls”: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi penned a letter to PM Shehbaz Sharif. He urged him to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Court’s orders about general polls in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The move came days after the electoral watchdog postponed the upcoming elections in Punjab citing security reasons as the major cause behind the change in plans.

Elahi welcomes SC’s notice of delay in elections

Lahore: Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi said on Thursday that the masses were looking up to the judiciary amid the ongoing situation. PTI leaders Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, Sharaqpuri, and Ahmed Nawaz congratulated Mr. Elahi on joining the party. During the meeting, Mr. Elahi welcomed the SC’s decision to take suo motu notice of the delay in the elections.

ECP to issue arrest warrants of PTI leaders

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan the last warning to appear before the commission. The commission also warned of issuing his arrest warrants if he wouldn’t comply with the order. The Supreme Court of Pakistan SCP also allowed the Election Commission of Pakistan ECP to continue the contempt proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf PTI Chairman Imran Khan, PTI General Secretary Asad Umar, and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry.

SC hears appeal against appointment of SACM Balochistan

Islamabad: A case was heard in the Supreme court against the appointment of Special Assistants to the Chief Minister of Balochistan. Accepting the appeal for hearing against the High Court (IHC)’s decision in the matter, the Supreme Court (SC) issued notices to relevant parties. The Balochistan govt requested to suspend the decision of the high court. On this, Justice Ejaz-ul-Ahsan remarked that if the law itself had been abolished then what should be suspended.

Govt should form ‘independent’ JIT for Arshad Sharif murder: SC

Islamabad: Hours after the government established a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe Arshad Sharif’s murder, the Supreme Court rejected it and asked a new "independent" body to be formed. “Federal government should immediately form a new investigation team. The court wants an independent team to investigate the issue,” remarked Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial. The CJP added that the court did not want any member to have connections with any influential person.

SC reinstates AIGP as Lahore CCPO

On Friday, the Supreme Court (SC) reinstated Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Police Ghulam Mahmood Dogar as the Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO). Dogar was suspended early November for apparently not ensuring security of the Governor House during a protest by PTI workers against the assassination attempt on former prime minister Imran Khan during the long march.

SC denies Azam Swati’s stay in Quetta’s judicial lodges

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Sunday refuted PTI leader Senator Azam Khan Swati's stay at the judicial lodges in Quetta. A day earlier, senator Swati alleged that his obscene video was recorded during his stay at the top court's rest house in Quetta. However, the SC categorically denied the claim, stating: "It is clarified that Mr. Muhammad Azam Swati never used/stayed in Supreme Court judges rest house at Quetta."

JUI-F files petition in SC against PTI’s long march

Islamabad: On Tuesday, JUI-F's Senator Kamran Murtaza filed a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court against the PTI's long march. The senator included the federal and provincial governments, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, and his party in the petition as respondents. He asked the top court to ensure the safety of citizens as its long march approaches the capital due to security concerns.

SC rejects govt’s request to issue notice to Khan

On October 26, the Supreme Court (SC) rejected govt's request to issue a show-cause notice to PTI chief Imran Khan. The notice was about defying a May 25 order of the apex court that defined the limits for the party’s ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’. The bench was headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and included Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, and Justice Mazahar Akbar Naqvi.

Khan approaches SC for probe into PM House audio leaks

Islamabad: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday filed a plea in the Supreme Court for the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the PM House audio leaks. "Declare that the impugned actions, in particular, the illegal surveillance of the PMO and PMH and the release of the surveillance data, especially through the Audio Leaks, are unconstitutional and in violation of law," the PTI chief prayed before the court.

SC to hear govt’s contempt plea against Imran Khan

Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the federal government's contempt of court petition against the PTI chief after he announced his long march to the capital. A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Banidal, will hear the case on Thursday. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, and Justice Sayyed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi will be part of the bench.

PTI moves SC against partial approval of MNAs’ resignations

Islamabad: On Tuesday, the PTI challenged the Islamabad High Court (IHC)'s verdict that dismissed the party's plea against the partial acceptance of its MNAs' resignations in the Supreme Court. Last week, the high court struck down PTI's petition against National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for "piecemeal" acceptance of the resignations of its lawmakers. The PTI moved the IHC to challenge the acceptance of only 11 MNAs out of 23.

PTI term SC ruling on Qasim Suri case “full of errors”

PTI terms SC judgment in Qasim Suri ruling case ‘full of errors’ Lahore: PTI called the Supreme Court’s judgment "full of errors" in a suo motu case over former National Assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling on the no-confidence motion against ex-prime minister Imran Khan. “The history of Supreme Court decisions in Pakistan has not been that bright,” PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said at a press conference. Chaudhry claimed that the PTI had urged the apex court to investigate the matter and submitted documents related to the “cipher” to the court, but the SC turned down the request and asked the party to not “speak on the cipher in detail”.

APS case: We don’t need patience, we need justice

Outside of court, the parents of the martyrs said, "Who is the government to forgive the killers of our children?" in the context of the catastrophe at Army Public School. The parents of the martyrs told the media outside the Supreme Court that they do not need patience, but only justice. Parents have said, "Who is the government that forgives our children's murderers?" Parents don't want terrorism to resurface in this country, so how can they expect their child to think that he would be treated fairly?  

Noor Muqaddam case: Let Ata Rabbani Sahib get my consent, Zahir Jaffar

The murder case of Noor Muqaddam was heard in the District Sessions Court of Islamabad, Pakistan's federal capital. Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in the murder of Noor Muqaddam, was brought before the court. The hearing was presided over by Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani. The court enquired about the plaintiff's lawyer's whereabouts. Babar Hayat Samoor, the lawyer, said that Shah Khawar is unavailable and that the hearings should proceed without him. The main accused, Zahir Jaffer, began speaking during the hearing. "Let Ata Rabbani Sahib get consent in my case, Ata Rabbani, are you listening?" Jaffar said, prompting the court to order the accused to leave the room.  

SC Grills DIG Hyderabad on Failure to Arrest Absconder in Triple Murder Case

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12 (APP): The Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded DIG Hyderabad Naeem Sheikh for non-arrest of the absconding accused involved in triple murder at Mehar, Sindh. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case filed by Umme Rubab Chandio.