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Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar

No selective justice system prevailing in country, asserts CJP

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has said his first duty is to bring about judicial reforms in the country. Speaking to media in the British capital, the chief justice dispelled the impression that there is a selective justice system in Pakistan, saying that there is only one justice system. He clarified that there is no high-profile or low-profile cases for judges as a case is a case. There was talk of pressure on the judiciary in the past, but no one can image of it now, he added. CJP Nisar…

Sindh governor meets CJP, donates over Rs673 million to dams fund

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail called on Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar in Islamabad on Tuesday to present a cheque amounting to Rs673.791 million as donation for the dams’ fund.  The amount was collected by the Sindh Governor during fundraising dinner held at Governor’s House in Karachi. More than Rs7.60 billion donations have been received through different sources for construction of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Fund, according to latest figures posted by the Supreme Court on its website.…

‘Pakistan is taking off after a long time,’ says CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday said Pakistan is making progress after a long time.  Speaking to media after inaugurating the 975th annual Urs celebrations of great Sufi saint Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Ali Hajveri, popularly known as Data Ganj Baksh, in Lahore, the chief justice said: "It appears that Pakistan is now taking off after a long time. It will achieve development goals soon provided that it stays the course." He inaugurated the Urs celebrations by laying traditional 'chadar' on the…

Chief Justice announces to employ transgender in SC

ISLAMABAD: In a commendable initiative to mainstream the transgender community, Chief Justice of Pakistan announced Wednesday that two transgender persons will be given employment in the Supreme Court. During the hearing of a case pertaining to the rights of transgender community, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that the judiciary wants to incorporate transgender people into the nation as an accepted and ordinary person. "It is our first priority to give transgender community their due rights,” the top judge stated…

CJP dissatisfied with steps taken to contain population rate

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday expressed displeasure over steps so far taken at the federal and provincial levels to check rapid population rate.  A three-judge bench, headed by the chief justice, was hearing a petition seeking directives for the authorities to contain rapid population rate. Justice Nisar regretted no serious steps have been taken to raise awareness amongst the masses on the matter. Declaring growing population a time bomb, the chief justice said the country…

CJP praises Sindh govt over state of cleanliness in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday showered praise over the Sindh government for the state of cleanliness in Karachi, saying there has been improvement in the metropolis credit of which goes to the provincial government.  The chief justice, who headed a larger bench of the apex court, was hearing a case pertaining to the water and sanitation woes of the city at its Karachi registry. Petitioner Shahab Usto said Karachi is heavily deficient in water as it faces a shortage of 260 million…

Elections will be held on time, reaffirms chief justice

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday reaffirmed that the upcoming general elections will be held on time and that if someone cherishes a thought about delay in the polls should get it out of their mind.   “If anyone had the thought that elections could be delayed by two to three months should get it out of their mind,” chief justice said while hearing a petition of the Workers Party with regard to the electoral reforms. He said election candidates could face hardships and demand delay in the…

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who was part of the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court that sent former premier Nawaz Sharif packing, took oath on Monday as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) after top judge Mian Saqib Nisar embarked on a 15-day visit to Russia and China. Justice Gulzar Ahmed administered the oath to Justice Khosa at a ceremony held on the premises of the top court, which was attended by judges and members of the legal fraternity. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, most senior judge of the Supreme…

CJP Nisar says Hazara killings amount to genocide

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday said he is at a loss for words to condemn the unfortunate incidents of the targeted killing of members of the Quetta’s Shia Hazara community, calling the killings as genocide.  He made these remarks while hearing a suo motu case concerning the killing of people belonging to the Hazara community at the apex court’s Quetta registry. “For me, this is genocide, which is why I had to take cognizance,” Justice Nisar said. A lawyer representing the ostracized…

CJP takes notice of ‘excessive salaries’ of PKLI employees

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took suo motu notice of exorbitant salaries being doled out to employees of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI). He has summoned details of doctors and other staffers serving at the medical facility and its budgetary allocations. The chief justice directed the Punjab chief secretary to also submit details about the service structure of the PKLI employees. He remarked that it has come to his knowledge that doctors have been appointed at the…