Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Sindh Provincial Assembly Passes Child Marriage Restraint Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403994_text Children's rights; Marriage and family status - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403994_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: National Assembly Extends Ordinance on Protection of Pakistan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403860_text Terrorism - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403860_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Establishes Mobile Courts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403655_text Judiciary - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403655_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Amendments to Anti-Terrorism Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403554_text Terrorism - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403554_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: New Bill on Government Surveillance Passed by National Assembly http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403452_text Terrorism - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403452_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: New Law on Local Governance for Sindh Province Promulgated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403327_text Government - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403327_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Judicial Inquiry into Prison Attack http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403118_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403118_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Senate Passes Bill on Establishing a National Commission on Human Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403050_text Human rights - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403050_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Supreme Court Initiates Proceedings Against Prime Minister http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402957_text Government ethics and transparency - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402957_text Global Legal Monitor: Afghanistan; Iran; Pakistan: Agreement to Halt Drug Traffic http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402901_text Drug trafficking - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402901_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Political Parties in Karachi Ordered to Stop Association with Criminals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402848_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402848_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Court Rules Determines Only Federal Government Can Bring Treason Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402781_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402781_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan; Sri Lanka: Free Trade Agreement Meeting to Be Held http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402741_text Foreign trade and international finance - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402741_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Chief Justice Castigates Judiciary for Faults and Failings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402647_text Judges - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402647_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Clearance Needed for Artists and Students to Go Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402542_text National security - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402542_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; Pakistan: Bilateral Consultations Conducted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402397_text International affairs - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402397_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: YouTube Banned, Other Sites Restricted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402077_text Freedom of speech - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402077_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Amendment to Constitution Reduces Presidential Power http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402048_text Constitution - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402048_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Court Order Bans Access to Facebook http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401999_text Freedom of the press - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401999_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Court Orders Confiscation of Musharraf's Property http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401992_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401992_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Landmark Constitutional Amendment Reverses Expanded Presidential Powers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401968_text Constitution - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it:... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401968_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Bill to Reorganize Nuclear, Space Authorities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401671_text Government - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401671_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Electronic Crimes Prevention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401086_text Communications - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401086_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Sharif Brothers Disqualified from Contesting Election http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401062_text Elections and politics - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401062_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Supreme Court to Rule on High Court Order Disqualifying Sharif http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540955_text Constitution - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540955_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Penalty for "Cyber-Crime" Enhanced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540797_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540797_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Death Sentence for Cyber Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540346_text Crime and law enforcement - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone The death sentence may be awarded under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Ordinance, 2007, which took effect on December 31, 2007. Crimes set forth in the Ordinance include serious cyber crimes, such as damaging nuclear assets by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540346_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Loans to Politicians Waived http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540367_text Government ethics and transparency - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone The death sentence may be awarded under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Ordinance, 2007, which took effect on December 31, 2007. Crimes set forth in the Ordinance include serious cyber crimes, such as damaging nuclear assets by On January 21, 2008, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a suo moto notice to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The notice was in response to a press report stating that the SBP had approved... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540367_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Order Curtails Supreme Court Powers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054012_text Judiciary - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone The death sentence may be awarded under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Ordinance, 2007, which took effect on December 31, 2007. Crimes set forth in the Ordinance include serious cyber crimes, such as damaging nuclear assets by On January 21, 2008, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a suo moto notice to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The notice was in response to a press report stating that the SBP had approved On December 4, 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan refused to entertain a petition against amendments made to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance (PEMRA), on the grounds that the scope of article 184(3) of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054012_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Settlement of Investment Disputes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054096_text Investments - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone The death sentence may be awarded under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Ordinance, 2007, which took effect on December 31, 2007. Crimes set forth in the Ordinance include serious cyber crimes, such as damaging nuclear assets by On January 21, 2008, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a suo moto notice to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The notice was in response to a press report stating that the SBP had approved On December 4, 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan refused to entertain a petition against amendments made to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance (PEMRA), on the grounds that the scope of article 184(3) of On July 21, 2007, Pakistan promulgated the Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Ordinance, 2007, in implementation of the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States. The new law requires... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054096_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Earthquake Damage Reconstruction Authority http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054066_text Disasters - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone The death sentence may be awarded under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Ordinance, 2007, which took effect on December 31, 2007. Crimes set forth in the Ordinance include serious cyber crimes, such as damaging nuclear assets by On January 21, 2008, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a suo moto notice to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The notice was in response to a press report stating that the SBP had approved On December 4, 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan refused to entertain a petition against amendments made to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance (PEMRA), on the grounds that the scope of article 184(3) of On July 21, 2007, Pakistan promulgated the Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Ordinance, 2007, in implementation of the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States. The new law requires On July 12, 2007, the Government of Pakistan issued the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority Ordinance, 2007, establishing the autonomous Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). The authority will be responsible for carrying out surveys to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054066_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan: Petition for Contempt of Court Against Chief Election Commissioner http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540151_text Elections and politics - On April 29, 2014, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed Pakistan's first law prohibiting child marriages. (Habib Khan Ghori, Sindh PA Passes Landmark Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages, DAWN.COM (Apr. 29, 2014).)The Sindh Child Marriage Restraint On February 7, 2014, the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of the country's legislature, passed a resolution to extend three anti-terrorism ordinances for a 120-day period, including the controversial anti-terrorism law, The Protection of On July 28, 2013, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan inaugurated the establishment of mobile courts in the northern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) to hear civil and criminal disputes. In advance of the dissolution of Pakistan's Parliament at the end of its five-year term, the Parliament recently passed a series of amendments to and new laws for its existing anti-terrorism legal framework. Anti-Terrorism On December 20, 2012, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill, 2012, which will regulate the surveillance and interception powers of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in relation to investigating On September 6, 2012, the Governor of Pakistan's Sindh Province, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, promulgated the Sindh People's Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, introducing a new The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan has ordered a judicial inquiry into a prison attack by armed militants that resulted in the release of 384 inmates, including one prisoner jailed for the attempted assassination of former On March 9, 2012, the upper chamber of Pakistan's Parliament unanimously passed the National Commission on Human Rights Bill, 2012, which will establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) for Pakistan. (National Commission on Human On January 16, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, requiring him to appear before the Court on January 19, 2012. The Notice On November 28, 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) praised the three-way pact on drug smuggling signed by officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran on November 27. The agreement is designed to The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a judgment on October 6, 2011, calling upon political parties to disassociate themselves from criminals responsible for recent violence in the city of Karachi, to whom the parties have provided On August 10, 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that only the federal government has jurisdiction to charge a person with high treason. The ruling came in a case brought by a private citizen, Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review In an effort to remove misconceptions about the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, speaking at the Fourth National Judicial Conference, criticized the district judiciary for dealing with serious offenses in a cursory and casual manner, On February 23, 2011, Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, described a government policy on Parkistani artists and students leaving the country with scholarships to study abroad. All such persons will be required to obtain government clearance, On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's On June 23, 2010, after being presented at a hearing with evidence of the reappearance of website content on the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran, a Pakistani court re-imposed a ban on the video-sharing network YouTube Pakistan has amended its Constitution in a manner that shifts power from the President to the Parliament. A bill enacting the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed the National Assembly on April 8, 2010, and the Based on a petition lodged by the Islamic Lawyers' Movement (ILM), Judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan issued a court order mandating that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) block access to On May 13, 2010, the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan dismissed an appeal, thereby upholding a lower court's verdict on the confiscation of the property of General Pervez Musharraf, a former president of the country. The On April 8, 2010, Pakistan's National Assembly, in a rare unanimous vote of the 292 members present, adopted the landmark Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, which has 102 clauses. Some highlights of the legislation are that it: According to a report in the Lahore newspaper THE DAILY TIMES, on November 11, 2009, Azra Fazal Pechuho, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defence of Pakistan's National Assembly, proposed a bill in the National Assembly Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance, No. 9 of 2008, became effective on September 29, 2008. The objective of the Ordinance is to prevent any action directed against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic systems, Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and now head of the nation's largest opposition party in the parliament, and his brother, Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, were disqualified from On January 15, 2009, the Pakistan Government's appeal to the country's Supreme Court came up for review. The appeal was against an order of the Lahore High Court disqualifying Nawaz Sharif from contesting for a parliamentary Cyber-terrorism will be subject to the death penalty in Pakistan, according to a decree issued by the President of the country on November 6, 2008. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance will be applicable to anyone The death sentence may be awarded under Pakistan's new Cyber Crimes Ordinance, 2007, which took effect on December 31, 2007. Crimes set forth in the Ordinance include serious cyber crimes, such as damaging nuclear assets by On January 21, 2008, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a suo moto notice to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The notice was in response to a press report stating that the SBP had approved On December 4, 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan refused to entertain a petition against amendments made to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance (PEMRA), on the grounds that the scope of article 184(3) of On July 21, 2007, Pakistan promulgated the Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Ordinance, 2007, in implementation of the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States. The new law requires On July 12, 2007, the Government of Pakistan issued the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority Ordinance, 2007, establishing the autonomous Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). The authority will be responsible for carrying out surveys to On October 17, 2007, Wajihuddin Ahmed, a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) and a Presidential candidate for election in opposition to President Pervez Musharraf, filed a petition for contempt of court against... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540151_text