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Ex-CJ Rana Bhagwandas front-runner for Pakistan`s CEC post

Pakistan`s former acting Chief Justice Rana Bhagwandas from the minority Hindu community emerged as the front-runner for the post of chief election commissioner.

Pakistan`s ex-CJ seeks foolproof security

Former Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has sought foolproof security and a bulletproof vehicle, saying he is facing threats to his life.

Pakistan CJ steps down after longest term in country`s history

Pakistan`s assertive and controversial Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Wednesday bid farewell to his office after the longest term at the helm of the Supreme Court in the country`s history.

Pakistan SC directs govt to produce detainees in 7 days

Ordering the government to produce 35 "missing persons" before it in seven days, Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Tuesday declared as illegal the secret detention of any individual by the Army.

Pakistan SC receives names of judges for Musharraf`s treason trial

Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Tuesday received names of five judges from the superior judiciary for conducting the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason.

Judicial system has taken roots in Pakistan: Chief Justice

Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, set to retire next month, has said Pakistan`s judicial system has taken roots and cannot be influenced even after his retirement.

India-born Mamnoon Hussain sworn in as Pakistan`s new President

India-born Mamnoon Hussain, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was today sworn in as the President of Pakistan, marking the culmination of the country’s first democratic transition.

Imran Khan seeks dismissal of contempt notice

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Tuesday sought dismissal of a contempt notice issued to him by Pakistan`s Supreme Court, saying he had not committed contempt or spread hatred against judges.

Pak`s CJ takes suo motu notice of illegal CNG licences

Pakistan`s Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has taken suo motu notice of reports of alleged wrongdoing in issuing CNG station licences during the tenure of former premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf.

Pakistan PM asks SC to form panel to probe graft in power projects

Over accusations that government is trying to influence probe into corruption in setting up of power projects, PM Raja Pervez Ashraf asked Pakistan`s Supreme Court to form an independent commission.

Pak agencies holding at least 700 without trial

Pakistani security agencies are holding at least 700 people indefinitely without trial in connection with the "war on terror", the country`s top law officer informed the Supreme Court Thursday.

PML-N leaders asked not to make statements favouring top judge

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has cautioned party`s leaders not to make any statements that give the impression that the party is supporting SC CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry.

SC has final say over constitutional matters: Pak CJ

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry Tuesday asserted that the Supreme Court has the final jurisdiction over constitutional matters.

Missiles and tanks cannot ensure stability and security: Pak CJ

Emphasising that missiles and tanks can never guarantee stability and security, Pakistan`s Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said.

Pak SC takes up petitions against new contempt law

Pakistan`s Supreme Court began hearing a bunch of petitions against a new contempt of court law aimed at protecting top government functionaries.

Pak SC takes suo motu notice over woman`s stoning

25-year-old Maryam Bibi, a mother of five, was stoned to death on the orders of a panchayat for cutting grass at the farm of a landlord.

Pak CJ takes notice of complaints about `obscene` TV shows

Pakistan`s Supreme Court has taken notice of complaints about "growing vulgarity and obscenity" in society.

Zardari case: Pak SC forms larger bench for July 12 hearing

Pakistan SC has formed a five-judge larger bench for the case related to its directive to the government to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Constitution is supreme: Pak CJ

In a veiled warning, Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry said that the Constitution, and not the Parliament, is supreme in matters involving the law.

SIT to probe graft charges against Pak CJ`s son

Pak`s anti-corruption agency has formed a special investigating team to probe allegations that SC Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry`s son was paid over Rs 342 million by a real estate tycoon to influence cases in the apex court.