Will the Supreme Court uphold the election schedule or potentially shake the foundation of the democratic process?

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has resumed hearing a case relating to holding simultaneous elections countrywide. On Thursday, it released an order saying that its April 4 judgement on the May 14 election in Punjab had not changed. That judgement had struck down the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision to delay the election citing security concerns and […]

As darkness settled over the nation’s capital, a sinister plot unfolded as GOP senators made an ominous call to the Supreme Court to “update” ethics oversight, leaving citizens wondering if justice itself was in jeopardy.

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Supreme Court ethics reform, which Democrats used to pressure Republican-controlled Senate committees to propose better ethics regulations for the Supreme Court. Lawmakers have introduced a series of bills aimed at increasing ethics safeguards and transparency in the higher court, but any legislation faces huge doubt […]

As the deadline for talks expires, the government and PTI prepare to unravel a spine-chilling revelation on their election consensus to the Supreme Court.

The deadline for the government and opposition talks set by the Pakistani Supreme Court expired yesterday, and the federal coalition and PTI are expected to brief the court shortly on whether they have reached a consensus regarding the date for general elections. On the same day, the Supreme Court issued a directive ordering that it […]

YouTube faces a race against time as an Indian court delivers a chilling ultimatum to purge a stream of misleading news about Bachchan grandchild.

Youtube has been ordered by the Delhi High Court to remove fake news videos about the grand-daughter of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, in response to her petition to stop circulation of false rumours about her health. The judge ordered the video-sharing platform to take down the videos about Aaradhya Bachchan immediately, claiming that circulation of […]

Failure to provide funds for Punjab and KPK polls may result in serious consequences, warns the Supreme Court.

The Pakistani Supreme Court has warned of serious consequences if the government does not release funds needed to conduct polls in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Defence Ministry recently requested that general elections be held across Pakistan on the same date, rather than earlier in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where assemblies were dissolved in January. […]

As the Supreme Court deadline approaches, the National Assembly’s finance standing committee refers the election funds issue back to parliament.

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue has sent the issue of allocating Rs21 billion for elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa back to the parliament, making the Supreme Court’s deadline more uncertain. The Supreme Court had directed the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to allocate and release the funds by April 17. […]