RxPG News XML Feed for RxPG News   Add RxPG News Headlines to My Yahoo!  

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
 Latest Research 
 Clinical Trials
 Infectious Diseases
 Public Health
 Alternative Medicine
 Sports Medicine
 Medical News 
 Awards & Prizes
 Special Topics 
 Odd Medical News
 Reservation Issue
 Overseas Indian Doctor

Last Updated: May 20, 2007 - 10:48:48 AM
News Report
Pakistan Channel

subscribe to Pakistan newsletter

   EMAIL   |   PRINT
Court resumes hearing suspended judge's petitions in Pakistan
May 15, 2007 - 12:39:28 PM
The resignation of Justice Falak Sher Monday was welcomed by sections of the media.

Article options
 Email to a Friend
 Printer friendly version
 Pakistan channel RSS
 More Pakistan news
[RxPG] Islamabad, May 15 - Pakistan Supreme Court's re-constituted full court, comprising 13 judges, Tuesday resumed hearing on 23 constitutional petitions, filed by suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan Rana Bhagwandas had reconstituted the apex court Monday after Justice Falak Sher had refused to sit in the 14-judge Full Court to hear Chaudhry's petitions.

The new full court, headed by Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, comprises Justices Mohammad Nawaz Abbasi, Faqir Mohammad Khokhar, Mian Shakirullah Jan, M. Javed Buttar, Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Saiyed Saeed Ashhad, Nasirul Mulk, Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Syed Jamshed Ali and the ad hoc judges, Hamid Ali Mirza and Ghulam Rabbani.

The apex court had earlier refused permission to the Supreme Judicial Council, to whom President Pervez Musharraf had made a reference against Chief Justice Chaudhry, after suspending him on March 9 on charges of misusing office to promote his son.

The action has triggered a nationwide agitation by lawyers, with the opposition parties and sections of the media joining in. It took a violent turn in Karachi last Saturday, killing over 40 people.

The resignation of Justice Falak Sher Monday was welcomed by sections of the media.

In an editorial entitled 'Well done your lordship', English language newspaper The Nation said Sher had 'done well' by withdrawing himself from the 14-member Full Court.

Related Pakistan News
31 killed as windstorm, heavy rains lash Pakistan
Pakistan court raises level of probe into official's murder
Religious students take four policemen hostage in Islamabad
Pakistan tourism minister Bakhtiar reportedly resigns
Pakistan's 'most wanted' Saud Memon dies
Pakistan Bishop slams Taliban threats to Christians
India, Pakistan discuss Sir Creek, maritime boundary
Musharraf admits Al Qaeda presence in Pakistan
Musharraf losing grip on power: study
Pakistan, India hold talks on Sir Creek

Subscribe to Pakistan Newsletter
E-mail Address:

For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

© All rights reserved 2004 onwards by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited
Contact Us