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Court orders recognition of Comsats degrees

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore High Court has directed the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Engineering Council to recognize degrees of 2800 students who completed their studies under dual-degree program offered by COMSATS University in collaboration with the UK’s Lancaster University. Abubakar, Talha and other students had filed the petition maintaining that the university received huge fees from the students against the dual-degree programme under which the students…Read More

Regional Symposium on Sea Turtle Concludes Landmark Judgment by the High Court

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The two-day Regional Symposium on marine turtles and their conservation has concluded in Karachi, where experts from different countries participating in the event shared valuable experiences in turtle conservation in their countries. The symposium was organized by IUCN under its "Saving the Endangered Sea Turtles" project funded by USAID Small Grants and Ambassador Funds Programme. Marine turtle conservation experts from Bangladesh, Germany, Malaysia…Read More

Court seeks drinking water samples in Lahore

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore High Court has directed the Water and Sanitation Authority to collect water samples from different parts of the city and submit a report after getting it tested from Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratory. The court was hearing a case against non-provision of clean drinking water in different areas of Lahore. The petitioner’s counsel contended in the court that it was the responsibility of WASA to provide clean drinking water…Read More

Court directs for speedy auction of 3G licences

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STAFF REPORT IBD: A petition for earliest auction of third-generation telecom licenses (3G, 4G, LTE) has been accepted by Supreme Court of Pakistan for hearing and issued notices to respondents for filing para-wise comments within 10 days.A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising other two judges Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the petition filed by Khurram Shahzad.The petitioner made Federation of…Read More

Cellcos move court against ban on night packages

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The cellular phone operators have challenged the order of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to stop all night call packages in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).According to details, all the operators have jointly submitted the writ petition in the court pleading that there is no telecom law which regulate contents on telephony services.They said that cellular phone companies have offered many packages to customers, which could not be abandoned as many of them are useful…Read More

Court returns cellco petition on service halt

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Sindh High Court has returned the petition filed by Telenor Pakistan against the suspension of cellular phone services terming it non-maintainable and said the company needs to first appeal to the telecom watchdog authority before moving the court.This was stated by PTA lawyer Badar Alam while talking to the media after hearing session was held in the Sindh High Court last week.He said that PTA is a semi-judicial body that reserves the right to implement its rules and…Read More

Court extends stay on ICH formation

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Lahore High Court has once again extended stay on the International Clearing House (ICH) and allowed the overseas Pakistanis to become a necessary party in the case.The court was moved against the levy of additional tax on the international calls made by the overseas Pakistanis, terming this raise illegal.The court adjourned the hearing of the case till November 30 and directed counsels of petitioners to come up with more arguments.The court, however, didn’t order PTA to…Read More