Pakistan new chief justice Saeed Khosa opens new era for powerful court

'I think Justice Khosa's tenure will be substantially different,' said Saroop Ijaz, a lawyer for Human Rights Watch, who has been critical of Nisar's activist court.

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Pakistan's Chief Justice Nisar, known for judicial activism retires

The outgoing chief justice passed several landmark judgments during his tenure as top judge including one which disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 2017 in a corruption case and the…

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Pak national carrier PIA bans entertainment on flights to Saudi Arabia

Cash-strapped PIA has been running into huge financial losses.

 

 

 

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Russian firm offers to invest $2 billion in Pakistan's water, power sectors

The Russian officials also met Minister for Power Omar Ayub and expressed interest to invest in the Jamshoro Power Plant.

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Pakistan SC asks Imran Khan government to lift travel ban on opposition leaders

As many as 172 suspects were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendations of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by the apex court.

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Unwanted Afghan refugees pin hopes on Pakistan's Imran Khan

Pakistan is one of the largest refugee-hosting nations in the world, home to an estimated 2.4 million registered and undocumented people who have fled Afghanistan.

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332 Pak lawmakers suspended over non-disclosure of assets

Out of the 1,174 lawmakers, 839 submitted the details of their properties and assets, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said while suspending the membership of the remaining 332.

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Top Taliban commander among 4 militants killed in Pakistan

Those killed in the exchange of fire include Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Islam and Mohibullah who were involved in various terror activities, officials said.

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Pakistan SC dismisses appeal against suspension of Sharifs' sentences in graft case

In July 2018, an accountability court handed Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond known income and 1 year for not cooperating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB…

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Pakistan court orders fresh report on mentally ill prisoner on death row: NGO

Khizar Hayat has spent over 15 years in custody for killing a colleague in 2003. In 2008 government doctors had diagnosed Hayat as suffering from schizophrenia.

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Pakistan invites Sikh community to invest in commercial projects along Nankana-Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan has offered all amenities and facilities to the Sikh community settled across the globe to invest in Kartarpur Corridor and make the area between Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib unprecedented…

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UN experts urge Pakistan not to execute mentally ill prisoner

The execution of Khizar Hayat, sentenced to death in 2003 for killing a colleague, was suspended by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Saturday, his legal team said, just three days before the 55-year-…

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Pakistan chief justice stays execution of mentally ill policeman

Chief Justice Nisar suspended the execution of Khizar Hayat late Saturday night following appeals from the prisoner's mother and human rights advocates calling for the suspension of his capital…

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Pakistan Supreme Court gives govt one month's time to compensate riot victims

The apex court in October overturned the conviction of the 47-year-old mother of four, who was on death row for eight years for blasphemy, in a landmark verdict that sparked nationwide protests,…

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UN President Maria Espinosa to visit Pakistan next week

Espinosa will travel to Pakistan from January 18-22 at the invitation of the Pakistan Government, the United Nations General Assembly spokesperson said in a statement.

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