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Babar bags six wickets for Hyderabad Region
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): In the Pool A, Babar Khan of Hyderabad Region bagged 6 wickets for 59 restricting Islamabad Region to a total of 211 runs in their first innings in the round five of the Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Trophy match here at the Diamond Ground.
Hafeez positive for T20s series
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Robust batsman Mohammad Hafeez is optimistic that Pakistan will deliver an outstanding performance in the back-to-back Twenty20s against England from Thursday and Friday at the Dubai International Stadium.
Amir Sohail wants Afridi to focus on batting
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Former Captain Amir Sohail has urged the Twenty-20 skipper Shahid Afridi to focus on his batting saying the all-rounder needs to score runs on the board in order to lead the team from the front.
Islahuddin wants matches against European sides
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Olympian Islahuddin Siddique on Tuesday urged the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) to organize the junior team’s matches with the European sides in order to prepare them for the next years’ Junior Hockey World Cup in India.
Pakistan to defend its position on ICC Rankings
ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Pakistan will be defending its number-two position on the ICC Twenty-20 Team Rankings when it goes head to head with England in a three-match series in Dubai on Thursday (November 26).
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SC suspends LHC order against establishment of Islamabad High Court PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, Dec 24 (APP): A four-member bench of the Supreme Court on Monday suspended an interim restraining order of the Lahore High Court regarding the establishment of Islamabad High Court and allowed the Federation to proceed further in this regard. The bench comprising Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi, Justice M.Javed Buttar and Justice Ch.Ejaz Yousaf heard the arguments of the Attorney General and said that the High Court has no jurisdiction to hear the case.

Accepting the plea taken by Attorney General Malik Muhammad Qayyum, the bench granted leave to the Federation and allowed it to proceed further regarding the establishment of the Islamabad High Court as the order passed by a three-member LHC bench was without jurisdiction.

The bench called the record of the case from the LHC and adjourned the matter till January 7.

Malik Qayyum apprised the court that the LHC had passed the order without jurisdiction and by taking up the case filed on December 17 on emergent basis the same day at 3.30 p.m without issuing notice to the Attorney General.

He cited various judgments of the Supreme Court related to jurisdiction of a High Court.

Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi observed, “How this petition was taken up by the Lahore High Court as it has no jurisdiction to entertain such petitions.”

This order is also a clear violation of the order passed by the Supreme Court in Tikka Iqbal Muhammad Khan’s case and contradictory to various provisions of the Constitution, Justice Abbasi said.

The Attorney General said that Islamabad Capital Territory was given under the jurisdiction of the LHC for the time being and other provinces, especially representatives from NWFP, had raised this issue in the Federal Cabinet, questioning the jurisdiction of LHC.

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