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Pakistan Supreme Court

A Trial That Pakistan Needs

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.

Pakistan Court Orders Arrest Of Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Matthew Green ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minist...

Pakistan Refuses To Reopen Controversial Graft Case

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it will not reopen an old corruption case against the president, defy...

What's Happening on Pakistan's Main Street?

Saad Khan | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Saad Khan

The real stakeholders of Pakistan have no interest left in the political upheavals or the controversial decisions churned out by the Pakistani Supreme Court. They are more concerned about the power crisis and the law and order situation.

Pakistan Supreme Court Should Exercise Judicial Restraint on Presidential Immunity

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

The case involving presidential immunity has dramatic consequences for Pakistan's seedy political culture that thrives on family legacies, arbitrary pardons, unresolved corruption cases, and lack of accountability.

After Disqualifying Prime Minister, What's Next for Pakistan?

Aziz Nayani | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

Unfortunately for the people of Pakistan, without an acute response from civil society, the media, and the populace at large, Pakistan is headed for perhaps another 18 months of political instability at the least.

Pakistan Court Disqualifies Prime Minister From Office

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's top court dismissed the prime minister from office on Tuesday for failing to investigate the president for corruption, us...

Pakistan's Institutional Troubles

Aziz Nayani | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

There has always been friction between the military and the elected government in Pakistan, but we now also see friction between the different components of the formal, constitutional branches of government.

Pakistan Prime Minister Convicted Of Contempt

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

(Adds appeal, quotes) By Mahawish Rezvi and Qasim Nauman ISLAMABAD, April 26 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Th...

Supreme Court Charges Pakistani PM, Sharpens Political Crisis

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Supreme Court charged Pakistan's prime minister with contempt Monday for defying its order to reopen an old corruption case aga...

Pakistani Government Bows To Supreme Court Demand

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister struck a conciliatory tone in an appearance before the Supreme Court Thursday, trying to cool down a polit...

Pakistan Democracy: Not on the Brink Yet

Saad Khan | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Saad Khan

There has been much speculation about the future of democracy in Pakistan these days. Prophets of gloom are seeing generals at the ready. Optimists are hoping for a reconciliation. Reality lies between the two extremes.

Lack of Coverage on Transgendered Pakistanis Shows Bias in US Media

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

For American reporters and editors, Pakistan only exists in the context of security concerns: the Taliban, terrorism, fundamentalist Islam, and the war in Afghanistan. Outside of this context, there is no Pakistan.

Refugees Return Home, Muslims Attack Christians And Reading Between The Lines During A Pakistan News Hunt

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Palevsky

Over 100 HuffPosters joined the Pakistan News Hunt, helping to submit 169 stories on Pakistan, 68 of which were reviewed by more than three individuals, earning a NewsTurst rating.

Musharraf's Emergency Rule Illegal, Pakistan Court Rules

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Tirmizi

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the November 3rd, 2007 actions of former president Pervez Musharraf extra-judicial, illegal and unconstitutional.

Summoning Musharraf To Court Sends Out A "Crucial" Message For Pakistan

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Tirmizi

The development has historic significance in a country where Martial Law has been imposed four times, each one accompanied by a nod from a submissive Supreme Court.

Sharif Acquitted: Pakistani Court Dismisses 1999 Hijacking Charge, Lifts Ban Against Running For Office

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani fighter jets flattened a suspected Taliban hide-out in the northwest early Saturday, killing six associates of a t...

Nawaz Sharif Can Contest Elections: Pakistan Supreme Court

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday lifted a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif holding office and contesting...

Clinton Threatened Aid Cut If No Pakistan Deal: US Officials

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Pakistan's president and opposition leader over the weekend U.S. aid cou...

Pakistan Celebrates Restoration Of Chief Justice

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was a day of rejoicing, of drum playing, and of smiling at strangers. Pakistan's chief justice had just been reinstated after a two-year struggle, ...

Zardari's Weakness Exposed By Pakistan Riots

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary's return as chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, two years after his dismissal by Pervez Musharraf, the then militar...

Pakistan's Sharif Urges Protests After Court Bans Him From Contesting Elections

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nawaz Sharif, a former Pakistani prime minister and leader of the biggest opposition party, has urged people to join him in what is expected to be a l...