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India News | The Ministry of Justice notifies the resignation of Judge Ganediwala

New Delhi, March 14 (PTI) The government on Monday notified the resignation of Judge Pushpa Ganediwala, who faced a series of judgments deemed controversial over the interpretation of what constitutes “sexual assault” under the protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The Bombay High Court judge tendered her resignation on February 11. Read also […]

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Ministry of Justice tells CHS it cannot interfere in NAB affairs – Pakistan

KARACHI: The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice informed the Sindh High Court on Wednesday that the development of the National Accountability rules mainly concerned the National Accountability Office and that being an independent department, the Ministry could not interfere in its affairs. An Assistant Attorney General filed the Justice Department’s comments in a petition […]

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SCBA, Department of Justice clash over law reform

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) said Thursday it had not been consulted on criminal law reform proposals, a claim strenuously denied by the Justice Department. The ministry said in a statement that the reforms document has been sent to the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), all provincial bar councils, SCBA and all High Court […]

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Justice Department sends notice home on Khaleda’s appeal

“The ministry gave its opinion after reviewing the appeal. The documents will be sent to the Ministry of Interior and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s office will approve it afterwards. We are unable to reveal the decision as long that the process is not over,” Justice Minister Anisul Huq said on Monday. His remarks indicate that […]

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CEC and EC interacted with Prime Minister’s office after Justice Ministry memo: report

The three senior Electoral Commission officials joined an online ‘informal interaction’ convened by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on November 16 despite expressing reservations, the Indian Express reported on Friday, raising questions of propriety on the relationship of the executive to a constitutional government. body. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and the two Election Commissioners, […]

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UK Legal Commission to Review 1996 Arbitration Act | Morgan lewis

The UK Law Commission has announced that it will be reviewing the Arbitration Act 1996, the main law governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Law Commission has said its aim is to ensure that arbitration law remains clear, modern and effective in order to maintain the attractiveness of the UK as a […]

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Ministry of Law Proposes Summary for Appointment of New NAB Chairman – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law and Justice has initiated a process of appointing the new Chairman of the National Accountability Office (NAB) and forwarded the summary to Chairman Dr Arif Alvi for approval. The term of the outgoing president, Judge Javed Iqbal, expired in October. However, the government extended his term with a presidential ordinance. […]

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Single spectrum load: DoT and Justice Department support withdrawal from court cases

If the Department of Telecommunications is able to withdraw the case relating to the single spectrum fees (OTSC) in the amount of Rs 40,000 crore against the telecommunications operators, for which it is actively discussing with the ministry of the law, then he could succeed in burying the legacy problems of the sector. The beneficiaries […]

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8 judges elevated as chief judges of high courts, according to the Ministry of Justice

Eight judges were promoted to chief justices of various high courts. (Representative) New Delhi: Eight judges were promoted to chief justices of various high courts on Saturday. Five chief justices were also transferred to various high courts, the justice ministry said. Judge Rajesh Bindal, Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Calcutta, has been […]

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The Ministry of Justice notifies the transfer of 15 judges in 11 High Courts

In a major upheaval, the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday notified the transfers of 15 judges to 11 High Courts. The transfer orders, recommended by the Supreme Court college about a fortnight ago, were posted on the Department of Justice (DoJ) website. According to the DoJ’s list, Judge Jaswant Singh of the High Court of […]

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Court requests Justice Department report on approval of liability rules – Journal

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday requested a report from the Federal Ministry of Law and Justice on the approval of the draft national liability rules. When a two-judge bench led by Judge Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro filed a motion requesting the formation of rules under the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999 for hearing, a […]

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Redrawing J&K Polls Map: Law Says EC Work, Justice Department Declares Boundaries Panel

AN APPARENT discrepancy between the Union Government Order establishing the Boundary Commission and the J&K Reorganization Act could cast a shadow over the reshuffling of assembly seats in the state, a key element in reviving the political process there. The J&K Reorganization Act 2019, under Section 60(1), gives the Electoral Commission (EC) the task of […]

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SC gave no response to 13 Justice Department letters, NA said

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly lawmakers were told on Monday that the Supreme Court and the Federal Judicial Academy have yet to respond to 13 letters from the Justice Department requesting answers on the name and number of cities where model courts were currently working. In response to questions posed by MP Tahira Aurangzeb, Law and Justice […]

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Parliamentary proceedings | High Court appointments ongoing, advises Rajya Sabha Law Ministry

45 of the 80 names recommended by the appointed college, says the minister of law. Over the past year, the College of the Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of 80 names as judges of various high courts, of which 45 have been appointed judges and the rest are in various stages of processing, the […]

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Department of Justice authorizes RBF to impose health tax on tobacco products

PESHAWAR: The Ministry of Law and Justice authorized the Federal Council of Revenue [FBR] to impose the health tax on tobacco products by an ordinary bill or by an ordinance before the next budget. In response to a letter from the RBF, the Justice Department said the proposed federal health tax would fall under the […]

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Law Ministry teleconsultation service now responds to pandemic and lockdown questions

A Law Department teleconsultation service launched to help rural residents obtain pre-litigation legal advice from a panel of lawyers is now receiving calls from people seeking solutions to issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in various parts of the country. People have called various local tele-law program centers looking for solutions to various […]

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Pandemic has resulted in paperless court mechanism: Department of Justice

The coronavirus pandemic has created an environmentally friendly and paperless jurisdictional mechanism that has added convenience to citizens, a senior Justice Department official said. Addressing a virtual event on Friday to launch a new website for judgments and e-filing, Law Ministry Secretary (Justice) Barun Mitra said the pandemic had also helped to […]