SC Orders 2 Dams Built With Public Funds, Bilawal Says “Dams Govt Responsibility”

JUL 4, 2018: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said the judiciary is not involved in the construction of dams anywhere in the world. Bilawal, 29, who’s contesting elections from two National Assembly constituencies in Sindh for the first time, said “the construction of dams is the responsibility of governments.” The […]

Build 2 New Dams By Recovering Monies From Bank Loan Defaulters: SC

JUN 30, 2018: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday remarked that consensus had been reached between all stockholders to immediately build two dams using monies to be recovered from bank loan defaulters in view of the chronic water crisis in the country. Justice Nisar made the comments during the hearing of a case initiated […]

Nawaz Trial: Justice Be Done, But Should Also Be Seen Being Done

“Truth is about perception and what we believe shapes what we perceive” ― Alan B Jones JUN 13, 2018 — The Supreme Court has extended the deadline given to the accountability court of Islamabad for the completion of trial in corruption references against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law. A two-judge bench, […]

Supreme Court Declares Bahria Town Karachi (BTK), Bahria Town Rawalpindi Projects ‘Illegal’

Supreme Court finds massive illegalities in lands acquired by Real Estate Tycoon Malik Riaz and his firm Bahria Town Ltd. for housing projects in Karachi and Rawalpindi and declares them illegal; The court also considered the interests of those people (includes overseas Pakistanis) Bahria Town has already sold the land to. May 4, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) […]

916 Govt Officers Hold Dual Nationality, Supreme Court Informed

May 3, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The number of government officers holding dual nationality has reached 916, of them 487 belonged to federal departments while 232 are working in four provinces, reveals a report submitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Earlier in Marach, the top court was informed that as many as 758 government officials […]

SC Seeks Report On Foreign Currency Transactions Above $50K

Hopes dashed for ill-gotten assets and wealth recovery from abroad; Supreme Court seeks details within 7 days of all transactions above $50,000 from Pakistan during 2017-18. April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Supreme Court has sought details of all transactions above $50,000 from Pakistan during the year 2017-18, and instructed the State Bank of Pakistan […]

Supreme Court Removes Politician from PEMRA Chairman Selection Committee

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Supreme Court of Pakistan has removed State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb from a committee constituted to select the head of Pakistan Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA). The decision was taken on Monday during a court hearing related to media and PEMRA matters. The media commission case is based on petitions filed by […]

Chief Justice of Supreme Court Orders ‘Independent Forensic Audit’ of Pakistan Railways

The Pakistan Railways annual earning has increased from Rs18 billion some five years ago to Rs50 billion though the losses also rose from Rs30bn to around Rs35bn annually. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered an independent forensic audit of Pakistan Railways during the suo motu hearing in Lahore on […]