By: LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK 2 April 2019 2:47 PM GMT Islamabad High Court [Pic Source: The Asian Age] Two girls- Reena, Raveena and their husbands had filed petition before the High Court seeking protection. In the petition they stated that they were born in a Hindu family of Ghotki, Sindh and converted because they were "impressed by Islamic teachings". The Islamabad High Court, while dealing with a petition of two girls, observed that it is the duty of Pakistan Government to dispel any impression regarding the alleged forced conversions. Chief Justice Athar Minallah also constituted a committee for determining whether these girls had acted out of free will and without being influenced or under coercion. Two girls- Reena, Raveena and their husbands had filed petition before the High Court seeking protection. In the petition they stated that they were born in a Hindu family of Ghotki, Sindh and converted because they were "impressed by Islamic teachings". In … [Read more...] about Rights Of Minorities Should Be Protected: Islamabad HC Forms Committee To Probe Alleged Forced Conversion Of Two Hindu Girls
By: Ashok Kini 1 March 2019 8:53 AM GMT "It is the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) alone which represents the will of the people of Pakistan and the other organs of the State are expected to respect and bow to its decisions. In the instant case the announcement made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan was affirmed by the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) in its joint session." The High Court of Islamabad has dismissed a plea seeking to stop release of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinanadan Varthaman. The Chief Justice Athar Minallah said that the announcement of his release made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan was affirmed by the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) in its joint session and such decisions, particularly taken during challenging times, are inevitably required to be respected and upheld. A Pakistani citizen, Muhammad Shoaib Razzaq filed a petition in the High Court today to stop the IAF Pilot's release contending that he has committed a crime against the country and … [Read more...] about Decisions Taken By Parliament During Challenging Times To Be Respected: Islamabad HC Rejects Plea Against Release Of Abhinandan [Read Judgment]
By: LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK 1 March 2019 8:53 AM GMT The High Court of Islamabad has dismissed a plea seeking to stop release of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinanadan Varthaman, reports News18. It is learnt that a Pakistani citizen filed a petition in the High Court today to stop the IAF Pilot's release contending that he has committed a crime against the country and should be put on trial there. Reportedly, the High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case at 12:30pm and dismissed it. Pakistan has communicated to India that he will be returned through the Attari-Wagah border. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing the joint session of Parliament on Thursday, had declared that IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shall be released on Friday as a "peace gesture". Varthaman was captured on Wednesday morning after his plane was shot down in PoK in an air combat. Shortly after the unfortunate event, Khan had cautioned against any escalation … [Read more...] about Islamabad HC Rejects Plea Against Release Of IAF WC Abhinandan Varthaman
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban negotiators will meet their U.S. counterparts on Feb. 18 in Pakistan's capital Islamabad as part of accelerating efforts to end more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Wednesday. The talks come a week ahead of previously scheduled negotiations between the two sides in Qatar on Feb. 25. Mujahid said in a statement that the Qatar talks would still take place. While he said the Taliban delegation would meet the U.S. team, he did not specify any meetings with team head, U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. (Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi, writing by Greg Torode; Editing by Toby Chopra) … [Read more...] about U.S. negotiators to meet Taliban delegation in Islamabad on Feb. 18
World President Donald Trump has requested Pakistan’s assistance to help bring the Taliban to the table and negotiate ending the 17-year war in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan said he had received a letter from Trump stating how the war in Afghanistan had cost both the U.S. and Pakistan. Only last month, Khan’s government summoned the U.S. envoy to Pakistan after Trump told Fox News that Islamabad had harbored al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Khan reacted angrily to Trump’s claim that Islamabad wasn’t doing “a damn thing for us,” and listed how Pakistan had lost 75,000 lives in the war, which had also cost it $120 billion. This was referred to in a statement by Khan on Monday when the Pakistani prime minister said Trump had acknowledged “that the war had cost both USA and Pakistan. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. … [Read more...] about Trump Asks For Pakistan’s Help On Taliban, Weeks After Saying Islamabad Hadn’t Done “A Damn Thing” for the U.S.