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Landmark Judgements

In The Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan:



Muhammed Jibran Nasir and Others Versus State and Others (2018 PLD 351):

Criminal Appeal No. 1-K of 2018, 2-K of 2018 & 3-K of 2018 [‘Muhammad Jibran Nasir and Others Versus State and Others’]

The case revolves around the brutal murder of Shahzeb Khan which shook the nation. These Criminal Appeals were filed by several members of the Civil Society who were concerned about their safety and the safety of the general public.

The Supreme Court also ordered that the Criminal Appeals shall be deemed to be pending before the High Court of Sindh, Karachi, and the same shall be finally decided on their merits at the Court’s earliest convenience. The Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court was also directed to constitute another bench of High Court to hear these Appeals. The Supreme Court also ordered to retake the accused persons convicted by the Anti-Terrorism Courts into custody, as their admission to bail during the post-remand proceedings was nullity in the eyes of law.

The case was disposed of.

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Judgement dated 01.02.2018

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School Fee Case:

2019 SCMR 1753 [Mohammad Imran vs. Province of Sindh & Others] and Other Connected Appeals

The primary questions before the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan were if (a) Rules 7 and 10 of the Sindh Private Educational Institutions (Regulation and Control) Rules, passed under The Sindh Private Education Institutions (Regulation and Control) Ordinance were constitutional? and (b) whether Article 18 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973, allowed such regulation? The August Court was pleased to decide favorably on both accounts.

In this, we represented the Parents of the students who attend private schools, who sought enforcement of the Sindh Private Educational Institutions (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2005 in four appeals before the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan where our (four) appeals were clubbed with 69 proceedings, including 20 other appeals, against two judgements of the Honourable High Court of Sindh, dated 05.03.2018 and 03.09.2018, respectively; and one judgement of the Honourable Lahore High Court Dated 05.04.2018.

Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan was pleased to uphold the capping of Private School Fees; the August Court directed that all private schools charging a fee above PKR 5000/- must limit any fee increase in the future to the legal maximum, that is 5% and 8% in Sindh and Punjab, respectively, and subject to approval by the Regulator. Previously, Honorable Supreme Court had Ordered and taken note of the Auditor General’s Report, and ordered a further inquiry, through the Federal Investigative Agency(FIA), into the accounts of the listed private schools for the past five years.

The Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan was pleased to hear this case for final arguments on a day to day basis during the week of 9th April, 2019 and during the week of 6th May, 2019.

The Supreme Court passed the final judgement on 09.05.2019.

The following documents are available for viewing online:

Judgement dated 09.05.2019

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Asia Nafeesa vs. The State:

Crl.S.M.R.P. No. 43 of 2015 [Asia Nafeesa vs. The State]

The case revolves around Ms. Asia who was convicted on 20.03.2013 by the Special Judge for Control of Narcotics Substances under Section 9 (c) of the control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997 and was sentenced to life imprisonment with fine of Rs. 500,000. Thereafter, a criminal appeal was filed before the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan which was also dismissed on 23.12.2015.

On 03.01.2019, the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan allowed to review the judgement dated 23.12.2015. It was decided by the Honourable Supreme Court in its Order dated 03.01.2019 that the conviction would be maintained but the sentence is to be modified to that which was already served by the Accused and the Accused was ordered to be released.

The following documents are available for viewing online:

Judgement dated 03.01.2019

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In the Honourable Islamabad High Court:



Ensuring the Autonomy of Higher Education Commission- Restoration of Tariq Banuri

The writ petition was filed by numerous members of the civil society before the Islamabad High Court and challenged the illegal and unconstitutional removal of Dr. Tariq Banuri as Chairperson of Higher Education Commission through arbitrary and illegal notifications issued under the Higher Education Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, and Higher Education Commission (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021. The abovementioned amendment Ordinances reduced the tenure of the Chairperson of HEC from 4 years to 2 years with retrospective effect.

The petition was reserved for Judgement on 29/9/2021, however, while the judgment was reserved, the Parliament enacted Higher Education Commission (Amendment) Act, 2021, and Higher Education Commission (Second Amendment) Act, 2021. Thus, making the abovementioned Ordinances permanent Legislation. Our team filed an amended petition to incorporate the abovementioned amendment Acts with an amended ground and prayer. The Court heard arguments on the amended petition 18/1/22 and passed a short order the same day. Through the short order, the Honorable Islamabad High Court restored Dr. Tariq Banuri as the Chairperson of the Higher Education Commission, and declared the notifications issued under the amendment Ordinances as without lawful authority. The Respondents (Federation of Pakistan) challenged this decision through an appeal in the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, with an application for suspension of the Order of the Honourable Islamabad High Court. The Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan was pleased to admit the appeal for hearing, however refused to suspend the effect of the abovementioned Order of the Honourable Islamabad High Court.

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In The Honourable High Court of Sindh:



Karamat Ali and Others Versus Federation of Pakistan and Others (2018 PLD 8):

CP No. D-7097 of 2016 and D-131 of 2017 [Karamat Ali and Others Versus Federation of Pakistan and Others]

The Petitions were filed before the Honourable High Court of Sindh to question the unconstitutional repeal of the Police Order, 2002, through the Sindh (Repeal of the Police Order, 2002 & Revival of the Police Act, 1861) Act, 2011, lack of implementation of the Police Order, 2002, which is constitutionally in force and to also oppose the illegal and malafide action of the Sindh Government who kept on interfering with the work of the Inspector General of Police and sent him on a forced leave.

On 07.09.2017 the Honourable High Court of Sindh, passed its Judgment.

The following documents are available for viewing online:

Judgement dated 07.09.2017

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Baldia Factory Fire Case:

CP No. D-7097 of 2016 and D-131 of 2017 [Karamat Ali and Others Versus Federation of Pakistan and Others]

Constitutional Petition was filed before the Honoruable High Court of Sindh at Karachi as a result of one of the biggest industrial accident in Pakistan’s history caused by a fire, which erupted inside Ali Enterprises in Baldia Town Karachi, resulting in the death of 255 workers whilst causing injuries to 55 workers. The death toll rose to such a high number because the factory did not meet any fire safety requirements. Furthermore, it was revealed that it was common practice amongst the factory management to lock all exists for the outside during work hours.

By filling the said Petition, PILER and other organizations and individuals had sought directions for inter alia, judicial inquiry, compensation, enforcement of labour laws, and lodging of criminal case against the factory owners. It was due to vigorous efforts of PILER , KIK Textilien, a German based company that was the major buyer of the products made in the aforementioned factory, entered into an agreement with PILER on 21.12.2012 and paid immediate relief compensation of USD 1 Million to the affected workers and families.

On 21.03.2018, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Government of Sindh, represented by Sindh Labour and Human Resource Department and ILO, regarding implementation of the Arrangement for settlement of the funding gap for the compensation to be delivered to the victims of the fire at the Ali Enterprises in Baldia. In the light of this Memorandum of Understanding the Sindh Government started disbursing the compensation between the victims of the fire at the Ali Enterprises in Baldia.

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Special Case

Parveen Rehman Litigation – Trial in the Anti-Terrorism Court


On 13.03.2013, Parveen Rehman, Director of Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), was shot by two unknown persons, at around 7:30 pm, at Pukhton Market, near main Manghopir road. On the same day FIR No. 104/2013, was lodged by Wali Dad, driver of deceased Parveen Rehman. On 14.03.20213, senior commander of TTP, Qari Bilal, was allegedly killed in an encounter within the area of Manghopir and one 9mm pistol was recovered from him. On the same day, approximately three to four hours after the encounter, it was announced in a press conference by senior police officials of Sindh Police, that Parveen Rehman was murdered by Qari Bilal, who has been killed by the police in an encounter. It is pertinent to note that the crime empties recovered from the place of incident and the 9mm pistol recovered from Qari Bilal were not even sent to Forensic Science Laboratory, for matching, when Qari Bilal was declared as the real culprit behind Parveen Rehman’s murder in the press conference. On 05.11.2013, the aforesaid FIR 104/2013 was disposed off as “A” Class. Thereafter, the human rights activist and sister of deceased, Aquila Ismail, filed Constitution Petition No. 50/2013, before the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, for proper investigation into the murder of deceased Parveen Rehman. On 03.02.2014, the Honourable Supreme Court directed District & Sessions Judge (West) Karachi, Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Memon, to inquire into the matter. The inquiry report was submitted, wherein it was held that to reduce the pressure in such a high-profile case, the police seemed to have manipulated the investigations. The matching of crime empties recovered from the place of incident with the weapon recovered from Qari Bilal, was also not free from manipulation. On 10.07.2014, the Honourable Supreme Court directed the formation of a JIT to conduct proper investigation into the murder of Parveen Rehman. Eventually, following five accused persons were arrested:

i. Raheem Sawati
ii. Imran Sawati
iii. Ahmed Khan @ Ahmed Ali @ Papu Shah Kashmiri
iv. Amjad Afridi
v. Ayaz Sawati

On 24.05.2016, accused Raheem Sawati confession was recorded under Section 21-H, ATA, 1997, by SP Investigation-I, West Zone, Karachi, wherein he admitted that he was the master-mind behind the brutal killing of Parveen Rehman and also specified the role played by each co-accused.

The JIT affirmed the role of the five accused persons played in the murder of deceased Parveen Rehman. Thereafter, on the directions of the Honourable Supreme Court another JIT headed by FIA was constituted on 18.01.2019, which confirmed the finding of the previous JIT and also found the interview of Parveen Rehman which she gave before her death in December 2011, on Land, Politics and Violence in Karachi. It is pertinent to note the real investigation of the present case only began in 2015, three years after the murder of Parveen Rehman and the lapse of time made it very difficult to gather any technical data and other evidence against the accused persons. The Anti-Terrorism Court on 17.12.2021 convicted all four accused persons, except Imran Sawati, for murder of deceased Parveen Rehman and sentence them to life imprisonment, whereas, accused Imran Sawati was only sentenced to seven-year imprisonment for subverting the investigation and trial. The Anti-Terrorism Court based the conviction on the fact that when the confessional statement of accused Raheem Sawati, which he gave in 2016, is read in juxtaposition with the Interview of Parveen Rehman, which gave in 2011, it becomes clear that accused Raheem Sawati was threatening deceased Parveen Rehman to illegally occupy the land in the premises of OPP for establishing a karate club and later on planned to murder the deceased to get rid of her.

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REPORTED CASES

FAISAL SIDDIQI:


Serial No. CITATION TITLE COURT
1 2020 PLD 611 KAINAT VERSUS STATE (SHAHZAIB KHAN MURDER CASE, JUDGEMENT ON RCCHR) KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
2 2019 CLC 93 MUHAMMAD SOHAIL TABBA VERSUS PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY MINISTRY OF WATER AND POWER KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
3 2018 PTD 1419 HAJI IHSAN ULLAH VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
4 2018 CLCN 82 INDEPENDENT MEDIA CORPORATION (PVT.) LTD. VERSUS PAKISTAN ELECTRONIC MEDIA REGULATORY AUTHORITY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
5 2018 PLD 8 KARAMAT ALI VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF INTERIOR (JUDGEMENT IS ON RCCHR) KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
6 2018 PLD 222 ROCHE PAKISTAN LIMITED VERSUS PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
7 Civil Appeals No. 1095 of 2018 MOHAMMAD IMRAN VS. PROVINCE OF SINDH & OTHERS SUPREME COURT
8 2017 CLCN 208 MST. SUGHRABHAI VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH CHIEF SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
9 2017 PLC(CS) 1393 MST. SUGHRABHAI VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH CHIEF SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
10 2017 PLD 157 GETZ PHARMA (PVT) LTD. VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN, THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF NATIONAL REGULATION AND SERVICES KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
11 2017 CLCN 211 GUL-E-NASREEN VERSUS MAJ. LALA RUKH (RETD.) KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
12 2017 PLD 157 GETZ PHARMA (PVT) LTD. VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN, THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF NATIONAL REGULATION AND SERVICES KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
13 2016 CLD 461 GHUFRAN ATTA KHAN VERSUS SUMMIT BANK LIMITED KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
14 2016 PLD 479 GETZ PHARMA (PVT.) LIMITED VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH CHIEF SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT OF SINDH KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
15 2016 YLR 1730 KANIYA LAL VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
16 2016 CLC 1152 RAMESH KUMAR UKRANI VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL RESOURCES KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
17 2016 YLRN 37 ZEESHAN MUSTAFA LASHARI VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
18 2016 CLD 1535 GUJRANWALA ENERGY LIMITED VERSUS PRIVATE POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD (PPIB) KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
19 2016 CLC 1442 GUJRANWALA ENERGY LIMITED VERSUS PRIVATE POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD (PPIB) KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
20 2015 PTD 438 RAZA FECTO TRACTORS (PVT.) LTD. VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
21 2015 CLC 1223 PAKISTAN RAILWAY EMPLOYEES COOPERATIVE HOUSING SOCIETY LTD. VERSUS KARACHI BUILDING CONTROL AUTHORITY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
22 2015 PTD 2072 (FS and MV) PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY LTD. VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
23 Crl.S.M.R.P. No. 43 of 2015 MST. ASIA NAFEESA VS. THE STATE JUDGEMENT ON RCCHR SUPREME COURT
24 2014 MLD 524 TARIQ NAZIR BUKHARI VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH HOME SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
25 2014 MLD 400 SAJJAD HUSSAIN VERSUS STATE KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
26 2014 YLR 2331 MRS. SAMINA ZAHEER ABBAS VERSUS HASSAN S. AKHTAR KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
27 2013 PTD 2048 CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF PAKISTAN VERSUS SINDH REVENUE BOARD KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
28 2013 MLD 380 ABID HUSSAIN VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH, THROUGH CHIEF SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
29 2013 CLD 330 TILLOTTS PHARMA AG VERSUS GETZ PHARMA (PRIVATE) LIMITED KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
30 2013 PCrLJ 1002 DR. BABAR HUSSAIN VERSUS S.H.O., POLICE STATION CITY COURTS, KARACHI KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
31 2012 PLD 261 MUEEN AFTAB SHAIKH VERSUS THE STATE THROUGH FIA KARACHI KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
32 2011 MLD 1339 ABU BAKR VERSUS LAL TAJ KHAN KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
33 2010 CLC 669 MST. NOOR JEHAN VERSUS CITY DISTRICT GOVERNMENT, KARACHI THROUGH DISTRICT COORDINATION OFFICER KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
34 2010 PLD 366 MST. SHAHANA ALI VERSUS SYED MUHAMMAD HARIS JAFFARI KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
35 2009 PTD 687 KAHOOT INTERNATIONAL VERSUS COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
36 2008 YLR 2116 OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS THROUGH MANAGING DIRECTOR VERSUS FEROZESONS (PVT.) LTD. THROUGH MESSRS KHALID ANWER & CO. ADVOCATES KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
37 2007 PTD 161 MAPLE LEAF CEMENT FACTORY LTD. THROUGH COMPANY SECRETARY VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, ISLAMABAD AND 2 OTHERS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
38 2007 PTD 60 MESSRS MORO TEXTILE MILLS LIMITED THROUGH CHAIRMAN VERSUS CENTRAL BOARD OF REVENUE THROUGH CHAIRMAN, ISLAMABAD AND 2 OTHERS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
39 2006 PLD 536 QUAID-E-AZAM'S MAZAR, MANAGEMENT BOARD, KARACHI VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH SECRETARY, HOUSING AND TOWN PLANNING KARACHI KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
40 2005 PTD 2582 COLLECTOR OF SALES TAX AND CENTRAL EXCISE LARGE TAXPAYERS UNIT, KARACHI VERSUS MESSRS ALLIED ENGINEERING AND SERVICES LTD., KARACHI KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH

MOHAMMED VAWDA:


Serial No. CITATION TITLE COURT
1 2020 PLD 611 KAINAT VERSUS STATE (SHAHZAIB KHAN MURDER CASE, JUDGEMENT ON RCCHR) KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
2 2020 MLD 1428 S. SHAFIQUE-UR-REHMAN VERSUS MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND WORKS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
3 2020 CLC 1081 JAAG BROADCASTING SYSTEMS (PRIVATE) LIMTED VERSUS PEMRA KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
4 2020 YLR 2113 JAAG BROADCASTING SYSTEMS (PRIVATE) LIMTED VERSUS KHWAJA SHAMS-UL-ISLAM KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
5 2020 YLR 2123 SYED SHAN NAZIR AHSAN AND OTHERS VERSUS MST. SAKINA KHATOON AND OTHERS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
6 2020 MLD 1571 SPECTRUM DEVELOPMENTS (PRIVATE) LIMITED VERSUS PAKISTAN DEFENCE OFFICERS HOUSING AUTHORITY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
7 2019 CLC 1032 JAWAID AND OTHERS VERSUS. PROVINCE OF SINDH AND OTHERS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
8 2019 PTD 2209 GETZ PHARMA (PRIVATE) LIMITED VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
9 2019 YLR 574 AURORA BROADCASTING SERVICES (PRIVATE) LIMITED AND OTHERS VERSUS PEMRA KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
10 2018 PTD 1419 HAJI IHSAN ULLAH VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
11 2017 CLCN 157 KARACHI DEVELOPMENT COMPNAY LIMITED VERSUS IM TECHNOLOGIES PAKISTAN (PRIVATE) LIMITED KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
12 2017 YLRN 343 PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF LABOUR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH THROUGH CHIEF SECRETARY, KARACHI KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
13 2017 CLC Note 157 KARACHI DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED VERSUS IM TECHNOLOGIES PAKISTAN (PRIVATE) LIMITED KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
14 2016 CLC 740 ABDUL RAZZAK KHAMOSH VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
15 2016 MLD 1208 AMBER ALIBHAI VERSUS MUHAMMAD GHULAM JAN MUHAMMAD KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
16 2016 MLD 931 RAFAT MALIK JAMAL VERSUS MUNAWAR MALIK JAMAL KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
17 2016 PLD 479 GETZ PHARMA (PVT.) LIMITED VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
18 2015 PTD 2072 PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY LTD VERSUS PROVINCE OF SINDH KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
19 2014 PLD Karachi 264 KHURRAM NASEEMUDDIN VERSUS FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
20 2013 PTD 2048 CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF PAKISTAN VERSUS SINDH REVENUE BOARD KARACHI-HIGH-COURT-SINDH
21 2012 PTD (Trib.)1913 MOHAMMAD IQBAL VERSUS COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS CUSTOMS APPELLATE TRIBUNAL,KARACHI