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“I worked within the code of conduct for judges”, says CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Chief Justice, Mian Saqib Nisar, said on Thursday he tried to resolve issues of public importance pertaining to health, education and basic rights of citizens, within the ambit of the Constitution, ARY News reported. "The job of judges is extremely difficult. I worked within the code of conduct for judges and it is my honour to have served the nation,” he said while addressing a full-court reference held to bid farewell to the outgoing CJP. The ceremony was held in Islamabad and attended by all…

CJP Saqib Nisar: Top judge’s legacy

65 year old Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar is set to retire on Thursday, leaving behind a legacy of landmark verdicts in his tenure during turbulent times. Justice Nisar heard a number of high-profile cases during his tenure including the fake bank accounts case that highlighted the alleged corruption of the country's top politicians and release of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy. He was never hesitant in taking suo motu notices on issues deemed important. The outgoing chief…

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa to take oath as 26th CJP tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, will take oath as the 26th chief justice of Pakistan on Friday, reported ARY News. His oath taking ceremony will be held at the President House in Islamabad. He will remain in office till   till December 20, 2019. Incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, who assumed office on December 31, 2016, is set to retire on Thursday. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa: A profile Born on Dec 21, 1954, in Dera Ghazi Khan, Justice Khosa…

85 percent of cases resolved, says Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Monday said about 85 percent of all the cases had been resolved during his tenure to provide masses a relief, ARY News reported. "We raised the issues of basic human rights to revamp the system. The top court's human rights cell only has disposed of 10, 0067 pleas," the CJP said while addressing the ceremony of launch of Police Reforms Committee Report in Islamabad. He said the entire rulings of the judiciary had been made for the betterment of the society, which…

Water won’t be available even on gold rates in future: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday sought details of mechanism devised by the federal and provincial governments for preservation of ground water and measures to prevent its exploitation, ARY News reported. Hearing a suo motu case regarding ground water exploitation by mineral water companies at the apex court, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said mineral water companies were using ground water, but the government didn’t move to fix them. Justice Nisar said water would be as scarce in near future as it won’t be…

SC inquires about credibility of population surveys

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while inquiring about the credibility of population surveys, said on Monday that any plan would go in vain if survey statistics were not accurate, ARY News reported. Hearing a suo motu notice of the unchecked population growth in the country, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the population situation would be serious if the government didn’t implement recommendations of the task force, formed with a task assigned to control rapid population growth. The apex court was told by…

Honest leadership, quality education imperative for country’s progress: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said it was imperative for a progressive country to have a honest leadership and quality education, ARY News reported. Speaking at a gathering in Lahore, the CJP remarked that an honest leader takes the country forward and adds to development of the nation. Justice Nisar expressed grave concern over the lack of education among children in Pakistan. "I was astonished to discover a few schools where landlords bread their cattle." He stated that no…