Asia/Pakistan

Bar Council welcomes London-based barrister’s release from detention in Pakistan

Abdullah Mumtaz Kahloon is standing as an opposition candidate in next month’s general election

Petition seeks release of London barrister ‘unlawfully detained’ in Pakistan ahead of elections

Senior UK lawyers call on Bar Council to make public statement in support of missing opposition candidate

Freeths wins copyright battle for Bollywood record labels in UK High Court

UK-based record labels and well-known Pakistani performer Akram Rahi in copyright tussle for 12 songs used on YouTube channel in Birmingham-based court

  • 11mos

Pakistan court bans Valentine's Day celebrations

Love may be in the air but not this Valentine's Day in Pakistan as The Islamabad High Court ruled yesterday (Monday) that all public celebrations of Valentine's day are prohibited with 'immediate effect'.

  • 7yrs

Pakistani lawyers on strike after Quetta attack

A suicide bomb attack in Quetta on Monday that targeted a group of mourning lawyers has sparked court boycotts across the country as lawyers call on the Pakistani government to protect their safety.

  • 7yrs

Suicide bomber targets lawyers in Pakistan hospital attack

More than 75 people have been killed in Pakistan in an attack on a hospital where more than 100 lawyers and other civilians had gathered to mourn the death of a prominent local lawyer.

  • 7yrs

Lawyer group pushes for blasphemy convictions in Pakistan

A 700-strong coalition of pious lawyers in Pakistan are offering their expertise and services for free to anyone filing a blasphemy case, complicating Pakistan's tentative steps towards reforming the colonial-era law.

  • 7yrs

Pakistan's government admits country has no industrial safety law

Pakistan's government has conceded the country has no independent industrial safety law to protect workers, despite a grim history of fatal accidents, and no time frame for developing one.

  • 8yrs

Queues to hear Pakistani cases takes 'several years'

The chief justice of Pakistan has said that the current litigation infrastructure is inadequate and that 90 per cent of cases in district courts are pending.

  • 10yrs

Lawyer for bin Laden mole flees Pakistan

Samiullah Afridi, the lead lawyer for the doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, has fled Pakistan after receiving threats from militants.

  • 10yrs

Bengal braced for falling tax revenue after big business challenge

The Indian state of West Bengal is braced to see a fall in tax revenue this year after Tata Steel, Cadbury and other multinationals challenged one of its tax laws.

  • 10yrs

Lawyers' security meeting ends in scuffle

A meeting of the Lahore Bar Association to discuss security in the lower courts ended without a decision and after a scuffle broke out between two groups of lawyers.

  • 10yrs

Pakistan lawyers strike following attacks

Lawyers in Islamabad and Lahore observed a token strike yesterday following a series of terror attacks in the province of Balochistan.

  • 10yrs

Pakistan lawyers protest 'targeted killing' of Shiite Advocate

Hundreds of lawyers have gathered in Karachi to stage a protest following the 'targeted killing' of senior lawyer Kausar Saqlain on Tuesday.

  • 10yrs

Lawyers strike in Pakistan after kidnapping

Lawyers have undertaken a complete strike in Pakistan's fourth largest city following the kidnapping and manhandling of a senior lawyer which sparked mass protests.

  • 10yrs

Musharraf denied meeting with lawyers

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf has been denied access to his legal team after they were refused entrance to his farmhouse which has been declared a sub-jail.

  • 10yrs

Pakistan shakes up law officers

Pakistan's President has sacked 18 federal law officers and recruited 23 replacements in an apparent political move that also saw significant changes to the roster of the Lahore Supreme Court made on Monday.

  • 11yrs

Pakistan lawyers battle court corruption

Leading Pakistani lawyers are campaigning to boost human rights in Sindh province by launching a group to bolster the legal system.

  • 11yrs
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