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LHC dismisses Sheikh Rasheed’s plea, upholds ECP's decision on NA-60 polls

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday rejected Sheikh Rasheed’s plea challenging Election Commission’s order of postponing polls in NA-60 Rawalpindi following sentence of life imprisonment of PML-N candidate Hanif Abbasi.The Awami Muslim League chief challenged the ECP order in Rawalpindi Bench of the LHC and the Supreme Court.Justice …

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Justice Tahira Safdar becomes first female chief justice of Balochistan high court

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday appointed Justice Tahira Safdar, the first ever woman chief justice, to take charge of Balochistan high court.Justice Safar will be taking on her new role subsequent to the retirement of the present Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai who …

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Justice Shaukat Siddiqui will also get justice, says CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has assured Islamabad High Court puisne Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui for justice.In his remarks over plea filed for taking suo moto notice against Shaukat Siddiqui for his statement in which he alleged interference of intelligence agencies of the country in judicial matters.CJP …

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ECP issues list of things that could invalidate a vote

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a statement on Monday clarifying the ways in which a vote could be nullified. The electoral body has deemed ballot papers invalid in the following cases:• It’s missing the official code mark or assistant presiding officer’s signature• It’s missing the ECP’s watermark• It’s …

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President asks caretaker PM to ensure timely treatment of Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has directed caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk to extend timely treatment to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.The president telephoned the caretaker premier and urged, “Nawaz should be provided with all medical facilities.”The president expressed concern over the former premier’s health, who is presently serving …

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SHC approves pre-arrest bail of Faryal Talpur in money-laundering case

LARKANA: Sindh High Court Larkana Circuit bench has approved pre-arrest bail of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur in money-laundering case.The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday declared former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in the money …

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