5-member larger bench to hear contempt law petitions
Islamabad—A Larger Bench of the Supreme Court (SC) has been constituted to hear the petitions filed against Contempt of court law 2012, media reports said Friday.
The five-member Larger Bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry comprises Justice Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, Justice Jawwad S Khwaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.
The apex court fixed July 23 as the date to commence the hearing of 13 constitutional petitions filed against the freshly inducted law of contempt of court.
ANP extends unwavering support to Govt
Islamabad—Senators and MNAs belonging to Awami National Party led by Senator Haji Adeel called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday and reiterated their unwavering and consistent support to the coalition government which had been bracing the challenges with courage, fortitude and pragmatism while upholding the best parliamentary practices.
US House okays $606b defence spendings amid Afghan war condemnation
Washington—The House of Representatives approved $606 billion in defence spending for next year after two days of debate that saw lawmakers from both parties line up to condemn the ongoing war in Afghanistan as a waste of lives and money.
The Republican-dominated House voted 326-90 to approve the annual defence appropriations bill, which includes a Pentagon base budget of $518 billion plus $87.7 billion in spending for the Afghanistan war and other overseas operations, according to the House Appropriations Committee. Lawmakers proposed dozens of bills over two days of debate seeking to reduce spending by cutting war funding or trimming programs, but the measure remained relatively unchanged until the final moments of voting.