It’s a moment many Democrats on the panel have been waiting for. Several had agitated for Trump’s impeachment in response to the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller in April.
A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of impeachment charging Trump with abusing the power of his office over the Ukraine scandal and obstructing House Democrats' attempts to investigate him for it.
Trump has been seeking to block access to his tax returns and other records in cases brought by New York prosecutors and Democratic-controlled committees in the House of Representatives.
Judge Aftab Afridi was travelling to Islamabad from Peshawar when his car came under fire at the Swabi Interchange on Motorway. Afridi, his wife, daughter-in-law and three-year-old grandson died while the driver was seriously injured.
'It is a majority consensus decision to telecast live," Isa said at the start of proceedings shown live by PTV. Previous attempts to broadcast proceedings live had been blocked by the court. The broadcast was shown uninterrupted by all major TV channels.
Justice Isa term in office as the CJP will span 13 months, ending on Oct.25, 2024. Notably, Justice Isa is the second CJP to hail from Balochistan after Iftikhar Chaudhry.
"I want to congratulate Justice Ayesha Malik on becoming the first woman judge of the Supreme Court," Prime Minister Imran Khan said. "I wish her all the best," he added on Twitter.
"Whoever changes the status of persons, locations, or things, or conceals the evidence of a crime or knowingly gives false information about the same, for the purpose of misleading the court shall be sentenced to imprisonment."
Workers from a range of sectors in Israel launched a nationwide strike on Monday, threatening to paralyse the economy as they joined a surging protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to overhaul the judiciary.