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PM, President, CJP attend wedding reception of army chief’s son

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar attended the valima ceremony of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s son Saad Siddique Bajwa here on Monday. Other prominent among the guests who attended the wedding reception were National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Aitzaz Ahsan, Khursheed Shah, PML-N…

CJP Nisar undergoes angioplasty at Rawalpindi hospital

RAWALPINDI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday underwent angioplasty at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology.  The chief justice was taken to the hospital after he complained of chest pain. Subsequently, he was examined by doctors and his medical tests were conducted. He underwent balloon angioplasty during which the blocked artery was cleared. According to doctors, the surgery remained successful and the chief justice is in a stable condition. CJP Nisar has been shifted to VIP ward. On the…

Curbing overpopulation next in to-do list after dams construction, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) has declared the task of controlling overpopulation as the second most important issue after the construction of dams. During the hearing of a suo moto case on overpopulation issue, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar resented that the campaigns for controlling population explosion were not being run properly. As the hearing went underway, the Supreme Court-mandated committee proposed the bench to form a task force on national and provincial levels. The required resources for the…

IG Islamabad removed on PM’s directives, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended a notification regarding removal of Inspector General of Islamabad Police Jan Muhammad when it was informed that he was removed on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.  A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, expressed extreme displeasure over the removal of the IG Islamabad, saying the way he was sent packing is deplorable. Attorney General Anwar Mansoor informed that the IGP was removed on the verbal directives of the prime minister.…

Landhi jail superintendent suspended over provision of ‘C’ class facilities to Shahrukh

KARACHI: Taking strong exception to provision of ‘C’ class facilities to death row convict Shahrukh Jatoi at Landhi jail, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered suspension of the jail superintendent.  The chief justice visited different barracks of the Landhi jail and expressed annoyance when he saw Shahrukh Jatoi being provided ‘C’ class facilities instead of being kept in a death cell. He asked the jail superintendent as to how he provided such facilities to the death row prisoner. “Where this…

CJP raises various issues in meeting with Sindh CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah called on Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his chamber at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry on Saturday morning. Speaking to media after the meeting, the chief minister said he could not disclose the issues he discussed with the chief justice and added that the meeting took place in a good environment. He quoted CJP Nisar as saying that public hospitals in Sindh appeared way better than those in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The CM said the top judge would…

Amal’s parents should get reasonable compensation: CJP

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday observed that the parents of 10-year-old Amal Umer, who was killed in an exchange of fire between police personnel and robbers in Karachi, should be given reasonable compensation. Headed by the chief justice, a three-member bench of the apex court resumed hearing a suo motu case regarding the killing of the minor girl in a police shootout. A federal law officer informed that a committee has been constituted to fix responsibility for the tragic…

CJP summons Sindh CM in money-laundering case

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a case pertaining to money-laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts.   The chief justice, who headed a larger bench of the apex court, was hearing the case at the Karachi registry. He issued directives for the chief minister to meet him in his chamber today. At the outset of the hearing, the CJP remarked that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the money-laundering scam had…

CJP calls for swift steps to tackle water crisis

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday stressed that Pakistan needs to take swift measures to stave off looming water crisis.  Addressing the opening session of 2-day International Symposium, Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan in Islamabad, the chief justice said steps are being taken for the construction of Diamer and Basha Dam at the earliest. Not only did the top court order the construction of these dams but also took it upon itself to collect funds, he added. “This is for the prosperity…

CJP Nisar vows to resist moves against democracy

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said democracy is the only system which protects fundamental rights of people. Speaking at a conference called to pay a tribute to late lawyer and human rights campaigner Asma Jahangir, he stressed: “Democracy, democracy and democracy is the best system for Pakistan.” He said no anti-democratic steps would be acceptable. He lauded the services of Asma Jahangir for well-being of the country and downtrodden segment of society. He said her spirit was…