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ECNEC to mull over Nai Gaj dam project on Jan 25, SC informed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umar informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that Nai Gaj dam project will be considered in the meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on January 25. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. The bench ordered the government to inform the court about its decision after meeting of the ECNEC. The chief justice in an interchange with the minister said, he don't think the government was serious to…

SC summons Finance, Energy minister in Nai Gaj Dam case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday summoned Finance Minister Asad Umar and Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan in the Nai Gaj Dam construction case, ARY News reported. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was informed by the Additional Attorney General that the concerned committee met and discussed the matter before sending its recommendations to the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC). During the hearing, Planning commission secretary relayed to the court…

SC orders FIA to unfreeze Bahria Town’s ceased accounts

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to unfreeze the bank accounts of  Bahria Town and Malir Development Authority (MDA). A SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case in Islamabad. "When did the court order to freeze Bahria Town's bank accounts," the CJP questioned as he expressed resentment over FIA's action. "The court had only ordered to monitor the real estate company's accounts." Relaying an analogy of the FIA crossing…

SC summons NAB chairman Javed Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday summoned National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in a case pertaining to the construction of a hospital by the Bahrain government in the federal capital. A three-member bench under the stewardship of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing the aforementioned case. During the hearing, Justice Ijazul Ahsan questioned about the hospital which was supposed to be built by the government of Bahrain and Capital Development…

Supreme Court orders filing of cases against water thieves

LAHORE: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar while hearing a case on water theft from Abbasia Link Canal on Sunday remarked that the court will not allow stealing of farmers' water from the canal, ARY News reported. A bench of the apex court headed by CJP Nisar heard a case regarding water theft from Abbasia canal of Ravi river. Addressing Secretary Irrigation Punjab during the hearing, the chief justice said that he should inform the people in power that it is my warning. "Why India is stealing our water. It will not be…

CJP orders extension in marriage hall timings in Lahore

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has directed marriage halls to increase the time limit by an hour across Lahore, ARY News reported on Friday. According to reports, the chief justice during the hearing of a case at SC’s Lahore Registry, asked the deputy commissioner (DC) Lahore, to review timings of the marriage halls in Lahore. “Marriage halls are allowed to host wedding functions from 8 to 10 pm. Women spend so much time getting ready and later remain stuck in traffic during these peak hours.…

CAA report reveals five PIA pilots are not even ‘matriculates’

LAHORE: A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report on Friday revealed that at least five pilots of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) do not even hold a matriculation certificate, ARY News reported.  According to details, a case pertaining to fake degrees of PIA pilots was heard by a Supreme Court bench under the stewardship of Chief Justice Main Saqib Nisar at the Lahore registry of the apex court. A report was submitted by the CAA to the court, which highlighted that degrees of seven pilots were found to be…

Quaid’s Day should be a working day, says Chief Justice Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday lambasted at government officials for having a holiday on the birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. According to details, the chief justice was hearing a case related to the legal status of private universities in the country. In the last hearing, Justice Nisar had summoned the federal ministers for health and law to learn of the criteria for granting charters to academic institutions. The ministers failed to appear before the court due to…

Thar Case: CJP describes deplorable conditions in desert region

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday heard the case regarding children's deaths in desert region of Thar, ARY News reported. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. The chief justice in his remarks on Wednesday's visit of Thar said that when he visited Mithi the people were arranged on beds, when we left the place, the camp was removed and all things were removed and transported from the place. " The nurses and other staff was brought for a few days (from some…

CJP calls for preventative measures to address water shortage issue

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said Pakistan can face severe water shortage by 2025 if necessary preventative measures are not taken immediately, ARY News reported on Tuesday.  This he said while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of new building of the apex court's Karachi registry today. “Steps are been taken in view of growing responsibilities and judicial activities of the apex courts registries in the provinces,” CJP continued. He urged judges to play their role in…