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ISLAMABAD: The list of the 282 journalists who received payments and gifts from the secret fund of the information ministry was made public following a Supreme Court order. The complete list can be viewed as a PDF here, or scroll down to the bottom of this report. The list of disbursements totals just over Rs177 million. Jasmeen Manzoor, Arif Nizami, Saleh Zafar, Munizhe Jehangir, Rameeza Nizami, Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi, Asma Chaudhry, Sherbano Taseer, Raza Rumi, Amir Mir, Sohail Warraich, Nazir Naji and Baqir Sajjad Syed feature on the list, among others. According to the rules and regulations, the purpose of the secret fund is only to obtain or uncover sensitive information necessary to protect ‘national interest/national security’. It cannot be used for any other purpose, such as emergencies or incidental expenses. All withdrawals are supposed to come under specific heads and justifications. Another list of 155 journalists who took gifts and payments from the information ministry will also be made public later. A spokesman of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting clarified that secret funds have no link with Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI),tweeted Radio Pakistan. Background SC Judge Jawwad S Khawja remarked during the April 11 hearing of the information ministry secret funds case that Rs300 million was apparently given away to a private television channel. Journalists and members of the civil society demanded the Supreme Court make public the names of the private TV channel that received Rs300 million from the information ministry and of all those journalists who allegedly received huge payments from the ministry. Complete list

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Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to Mehar Bokhari, Mubashir Luqman Mian Amir Mehmodd (owner of Dunya News) Chairman PEMRA and Malik Riaz.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Shakirullah Jan issued the notices over a plea moved by Liquat Qureshi Advocate, seeking contempt of court proceedings over the planted interview.

The court adjourned the hearing for two weeks after issuing the notices.

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Islamabad: Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has hinted at putting in place new judiciary, saying that the parliament is the supreme body and could do that.

Speaking to media on Wednesday, the minister said that the Pakistan People’s Party was ready to create new judiciary as it was enshrined in the charter of democracy (CoD) between Benazir Bhutto and Mian Nawaz Sharif.

He said Mr Shairf was backing off from his commitment which he made in CoD. Kaira said that the parliament had created the Constitution and it had the power to create new one.

He alleged that the courts in Islamabad and Lahore always took up cases against the Pakistan People’s Party while they didn’t take up cases against Sharifs.

He said that President Asif Ali Zardari was  not chairman of the PPP instead he was made co-chairperson in the given certain circumstances.

The minister said that Raja Pervez Ashraf was a choice of Benazir Bhutto, adding that the prime minister was not responsible for power crisis in the country. He claimed that it was bureaucracy, which provided Ahsraf with wrong facts and figures while he was at the helm of affairs in the ministry of water and power.

He said the PPP put in place a common worker as prime minister while Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif could not dare to appoint their workers as prime minister.

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ISLAMABAD: While hearing the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to submit a written response to the court on whether or not he will write a letter to the Swiss authorities by July 12, Express News reported.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, ordered Attorney General Irfan Qadir to get in touch with Ashraf and inform the court about Ashraf’s stance.

The court had already issued an order when a contempt of court case was underway against former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in which it was told to disregard the summary made by the Law Ministry and write a letter to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

The federal government had asked the court to not implement the order yet as Gilani’s case was underway.

Today, the court said that a prime minister is not an ordinary person and that it didn’t suit him to say that he doesn’t know about the case and hence he should ponder over it and submit a reply to the court.

An application was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday praying that contempt proceedings against the incumbent prime minister Raja Parvaiz Ashraf be initiated for giving a statement that he will not write a letter to the Swiss authorities.

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Islamabad: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, challenging Presidential Ordinance of providing legal protection to all legislative and administrative measures taken by former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani between April 26 and June 19, the date of his disqualification in contempt case.

 President Asif Ali Zardari, through an ordinance, provided legal protection to Gilani’s measures from Apil 26 to June 24 on Sunday.

Shahid Orakzai, the petitioner, said the presidential ordinance was unconstitutional and he could be impeached for taking such an unconstitutional step.

Islamabad: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, challenging presidential ordinance of providing legal protection to all legislative and administrative measures taken by former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani between April 26 and June 19, the date of his disqualification in contempt case.

 President Asif Ali Zardari, through an ordinance, provided legal protection to Gilani’s measures from Apil 26 to June 24 on Sunday.

Shahid Orakzai, the petitioner, said the presidential ordinance was unconstitutional and he could be impeached for taking such an unconstitutional step.

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Islamabad: Former president Supreme Court Bar Association Asman Jahangir has alleged that creators of the Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf were behind the conspiracy against the judges and the apex court, a reference to Arsalan case.

Speaking to media on Monday, Mrs Jehangir said she had not conspired against the court as she never met property tycoon Malik Riaz.

“Those who created PTI are behind the conspiracy against Supreme Court of Pakistan,” she said, adding that the conspiracy was aimed at pressuring the judges.

Replying a query regarding new prime minister, she said the Pakistan People’s Party had not given good message to the people by making Raja Pervez Ashraf Prime Minister.

SC made several corruption cases, which i don’t know are right or wrong but i am sure about Mr Asharaf’s involvement in  corruption.

Answering another question, she said the Supreme Court should itself sent a letter to Swiss authorities instead of asking the prime minister.

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Chief justice observed that the order should be sent to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza for implementation.

ISLAMABAD: While hearing the dual nationality case on Monday, the Supreme Court suspended Pakistan Peoples Party’s MNA Zahid Iqbal’s membership of the National Assembly

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case.

The chief justice observed that the order should be sent to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza for implementation.

He said that Advisor on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik was heading the Interior Ministry despite the suspension of his NA membership.

Meanwhile, Member of National Assembly Jamil Malik appeared before the court and submitted his statement in the court. He said that he is not a citizen, but a national of Holland. The chief justice questioned, “How can one be a national without being a citizen?”

MNA Farhat Khan, MPA Nadia Gabol, MPA Ashraf Chouhan, MPA Wasim Qadir and MPA Nadeem Qadir were issued notices to submit their documents again.

The Supreme Court granted more time to Malik to submit his documents and adjourned the hearing till July 2, 2012.

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