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Wan Junaidi: Government can revive dedicated justice ministry, but pros and cons need to be considered

PUTRAJAYA: A proposal for the re-establishment of a dedicated Justice Ministry will be presented to the Cabinet after the completion of a study on its establishment. Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said a draft proposal was ready but further study of the pros and […]

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Ministry of Justice issues notification for nomination of Justice Ayesha Malik as SC judge

LAHORE: Justice Ayesha A Malik has become the first female Supreme Court justice in the country’s 75-year history, as a notification was issued by the Justice Ministry following President Arif Alvi’s endorsement on Friday. Judge Ayesha Malik will take office shortly after being sworn in. The judge received a farewell from the Chief Justice of […]

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Bill proposed by the Law Commission for the use of computers in trials

Earlier, the government passed another law, “Use of Information Technology by Courts Act 2020,” to keep courts functional during the Covid pandemic January 03, 2022, 11:00 a.m. Last modification: 03 January 2022, 11:02 Representative image. Photo: Pixabay “> Representative image. Photo: Pixabay The Law Commission recommended the adoption of a new law entitled “Law on […]

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CEC not summoned to meet PM’s office: Ministry of Law

The ministry said several ECI proposals for electoral reforms have been pending for a long time and CECs have written to the Minister of Justice on several occasions since 2011 asking that the matter be considered. A day after a controversy erupted over India’s electoral commission being invited to attend a meeting with the prime […]

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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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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 ECI awaits the green light from the Ministry of Justice to cancel the registration of inactive parties

This raises concerns about the possible misuse of the IT exemption by those who do not stand for election On September 23, the Election Commission notified the updated list of registered political parties, which included 2,796 unrecognized registered parties, when it requested power to deregister inactive parties. The EC has expressed concern about the possible […]

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ECI at the Ministry of Law: give us the power to deregister deceased political parties

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the Ministry of Law to give it the power to strike off political parties that have not participated in an election in recent years. According to the ECI, 2,700 parties are registered but not recognized. (Representative archive photo) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the […]

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Justice Department Notifies Judge Sheikh as SC Ad Hoc Judge

ISLAMABAD: The Law and Justice Ministry issued a notification on Monday appointing the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court (SHC) Ahmed Ali Sheikh as the ad hoc Supreme Court judge for one year despite his refusal. “In the exercise of the powers conferred by Article 182 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of […]

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EC urges Ministry of Justice to address ongoing electoral reforms

India’s Election Commission has sent a fresh reminder to the Justice Ministry, asking for a “prompt review” of key electoral reforms pending with the government. At least 40 electoral reform proposals made by the commission are pending approval. In a communication sent to Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on May 17, the new chief election […]

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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 […]