IHC adopted measures to prohibit physical punishment of school students

ISLAMABAD: The High Court of Islamabad (IHC) delivered notifications to authorities interested in an allegation Thursday seeking a ban on physical punishment and torture of school students in Islamabad.

The statement was presented by President Zindagi Trust Shehzad Roy.

Roy’s lawyer, Shahab Usto, in his arguments before the President of the Supreme Court of the IHC, Athar Minallah, said it has become a routine to physically punish students under the name of discipline and that the media transmits that news almost daily.

Usto said Pakistan is ranked 154 on the list related to the protection of the rights of children in 182 countries around the world. The court was asked to approve orders in accordance with the United Nations Convention.

IHC CJ, Judge Athar Minallah commented that the National Assembly also passed that law that prohibits physical punishment of students at school. In declaring the declaration of public interest, he issued the notices to the secretaries of the Ministries of Home, Law, Education, Human Rights and the Islamabad PGI.

Read more: Karachi: Student ‘tortured’ by school teacher seeks justice

The new hearing on the declaration was postponed until March 5.

Speaking to newsmen outside the IHC, after the hearing along with his lawyer Shahab Osto, Shahzad Roy regretted the presence of the law, which allows physical torture of students.

He said that torture of school students ends in a severe loss and the act is considered a severe crime in many countries of the world.

Roy said torture on school students is against the constitution of Pakistan.




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IHC issues notices to NAB, ministry of laws on Abbasi, requests from Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued notices on Monday to the Ministry of Law and the National Bureau of Responsibility (NAB) about the requests of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former Minister Ahsan Iqbal, ARY News reported Monday.

A bank composed of the President of the Supreme Court Athar Minallah and Judge Lubna Saleem heard the petitions and convened the response of the law ministry and the NAB.

Lawyer Zafarullah Khan and Jahangir Jadoon appeared in court to represent Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi filed a bail petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday.

Attorney Zafarullah asked the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to approve the bond until his client’s trial is completed in the NAB LNG reference.

“The petitioner has been detained by the NAB for 191 days and the NAB has only submitted a provisional reference against him so far,” the lawyer argued.

The petitioner and other defendants did not even receive copies of the reference so far, the lawyer said.

A copy of the judicial decision regarding the bond granted to Shaikh Imranul Haq, co-accused in the case of LNG, was also attached to the petition.

Previously, on January 21, a liability court had extended the judicial detention of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi until February 4 in reference to LNG.

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail, former PSO MD Imranul Haq and others face corruption charges for the award of an LNG import contract allegedly at exorbitant rates in 2015, which caused a large loss to the treasury national.

NAB sources said Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in 2013, had awarded an LNG import and distribution contract to the Elengy Terminal in violation of the rules of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) and the relevant laws.




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IHC seeks response from Faisal Vawda in case of dual citizenship

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Superior Court (IHC) requested the response of the Federal Minister of Water Resources, Faisal Vawda, on Wednesday until February 24 in a case of dual citizenship, ARY News reported.

Judge Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heard Faisal Vawda’s request for disqualification.

Vawda had dual citizenship at the time of submitting the nomination documents for the general elections in 2018 and hid his U.S. citizenship by falsely declaring before the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that he had no foreign nationality, says the petition. .

The IHC has also sent notices to the cabinet, the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Secretary of the National Assembly. The case hearing was postponed until February 24.

Read more: ECP arranges disqualification hearing against Faisal Vawda on February 3

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in its ruling has categorically ordered that candidates who previously had dual citizenship would have the resignation certificate at the time of submitting nomination documents.

Several lawmakers were disqualified by the trial court for this charge, including almost all major political parties in Pakistan.

Some of them had requested the resignation of foreign citizenship much earlier, but they could not obtain the certificate of resignation at the time of presenting the nomination documents due to the long process and lost their membership due to this constitutional obstacle to becoming a member of parliament.




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IHC dismisses the statement after the appointment of CEC, two members in ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday rejected a petition on the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and two members after the government’s response on appointments to the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP), ARY News reported.

In its response, the federal government informed the higher court that the government and the opposition agreed on the names of the CEC and two members of the electoral commission.

Petitioner Mohsin Ranjha during the hearing said: “Credit goes to court.” “The credit goes to the people of Pakistan,” said Supreme Court President IHC Athar Minallah.

“Parliament is the supreme institution of the state, which has representatives of the people. A strong Parliament will strengthen Pakistan, ”said the top judge.

It is worth mentioning here that the government notified Sikandar Sultan Raja on Friday as Chief Commissioner of Elections (CEC) for a period of five years.

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs issued a notification after President Arif Alvi signed the appointment under articles 213 and 215 read with article 48 of the Constitution.

The appointment of Nasir Durrani and Shah Mohammad Jatoi as members of the Electoral Commission of Pakistan of Sindh and Balochistan respectively was also confirmed and notified by the ministry.

The appointments come in the light of the order of November 2, 2019 issued by the High Court of Islamabad (IHC).

Previously, President Alvi had appointed Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui as a member of the PCE for Sindh and Munir Ahmed Kakar for Baluchistan against the vacancies of the PCE.

The decision was challenged in the High Court of Islamabad and suspended by the court.

On January 15, the court had granted the government 10 more days to finalize ECP appointments.

The government and the opposition recently reached an agreement to decide the vacancies of the CEC and two members of the electoral commission.




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IHC adjourns listening to of petition difficult presidential ordinances

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) has adjourned the listening to of the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) that challenged the eight presidential ordinances handed by the federal authorities, ARY Information reported on Tuesday.

Throughout the listening to, Babar Awan submitted a written reply to the IHC. The courtroom ordered Babar Awan to proceed arguments within the subsequent listening to.

Pakistan Folks’s Social gathering (PPP) central chief, Senator Raza Rabbani, appeared earlier than the courtroom and sought extra time for the preparation of suggestions.

It’s pertinent to say right here that Chief Justice of Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) Justice Athar Minallah appointed Makhdoom Ali Khan, Babar Awan, Raza Rabbani, Abid Hassan Manto and others to help the courtroom within the case.

Further Lawyer Common Tariq Khokhar was additionally showing the listening to, nonetheless, Lawyer Common didn’t seem within the listening to regardless of the excessive courtroom summoned him for its help.

Learn: IHC hears petition difficult laws by Presidential Ordinances

The petitioner questioned the scope of Article 89 within the presidential ordinances.

Later, the courtroom accepted the plea of Raza Rabbani and adjourned the listening to until February 18.

Within the earlier listening to held on January 3, the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) had directed secretary regulation to submit a reply inside 15 days within the case associated to eight presidential ordinances handed by the federal authorities.

The listening to was resumed by the Chief Justice of Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC), Justice Athar Minallah, within the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Member of Nationwide Meeting (MNA) Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha that challenged the promulgation of eight presidential ordinances.

Barrister Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha mentioned the excessive courtroom had sought reply from the federal authorities in 14 days but it surely has not been submitted after spending 1.5 months.

Learn: President Alvi indicators NAB Modification Ordinance 2019: sources

He added new ordinances are being issued regardless of the case is below continuing within the courtroom which violates the Structure. The lawyer mentioned the Structure permits to promulgate ordinances solely in emergency circumstances.


The petitioner had prayed the courtroom to order the federal government to revive the respect of the Parliament and bar it from issuing the ordinances.

“The apparent purpose why the federal authorities rushed with these ordinances is as a result of it didn’t wish to meaningfully have interaction with the opposition within the Parliament,” the counsel of petitioner said.

The petition requested the courtroom to declare that the president’s energy to promulgate ordinances can be utilized to result in such laws solely when the federal government wants to reply to an emergency scenario akin to struggle, famine, epidemic or rebel which has put the life, liberty or property of the individuals of Pakistan at stake.

It additional pleaded that such powers can be utilized in case of an emergency after the prorogation of the final session of Parliament or when ready for the graduation of the subsequent session of both home of Parliament would trigger irreparable lack of life, liberty or property to the individuals of Pakistan.



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Shireen Mazari submits report on jail circumstances in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari submitted a report in Islamabad Excessive Courtroom on the circumstances in jails, ARY Information reported on Saturday.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah whereas listening to the case remarked that prisoners not despatched to jails for torture, “Each faith teaches to deal with a human being like a human,” IHC chief justice remarked.

Justice Athar Minallah addressing Dr. Shireen Mazari stated, “You weren’t summoned by the court docket.” Mazari stated she wished to submit the report in particular person within the court docket.

Chief Justice IHC whereas lauding efforts of Dr Mazari remarked,” the court docket appreciates your work. You could have taken a noble activity in hand”.

Justice Minallah stated, “If one has to evaluate the extent of justice in a rustic he ought to see the prisoners in jails.”

The variety of inmates in jails has extraordinarily elevated, he stated.

Dr. Mazari knowledgeable the bench that a lot of beneath trial prisoners are imprisoned in jails. “The issue ought to must be resolved,” she stated.

Mazari stated the federal government planning separate cells in jails for transgender individuals.

It’s to be talked about right here that the Ministry of Human Rights on the directives of Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) had lately notified structure of a fee tasked with inspecting civil liberties for prisoners throughout the nation.

Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has been chairperson of the fee.



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