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Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, other judges reach Thar

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar and other judges on Wednesday reached the drought hit region of Thar for a visit, ARY News reported. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan and Justice Faisal Arab of Supreme Court, the Chief Justice Sindh High Court and Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah were also accompanied with the chief justice. The honorable judges will inspect the steps taken by the Government of Sindh to prevent deaths of children in the desert region due to undernourishment and the diseases caused…

Chief Justice inaugurates building of SC Quetta registry

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday inaugurated the building of the Supreme Court's registry in Quetta, ARY News reported. Speaking on the ceremony, the top judge urged the lawyers body that only construction of such buildings is not enough, ensuring the provision of justice is prime to the judiciary. Expressing hopes that the new building will play its due role in delivering speedy justice to people, the chief justice also congratulated those "who made an effort to complete this…

Chief justice refuses to accept Azam Swati’s donation for dams

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, on Tuesday refused to accept donation from Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Azam Khan Swati, for construction of dams, ARY News reported. Mr. Swati is an affluent man, and his treatment to the poor family has been revealed in the joint investigation team report , he said during the case hearing today. President Supreme Court Bar Association, Amanullah Kanrani, appeared before the apex court in defence of Mr. Swati and informed the court about his…

Chief justice seeks CDA action report in Bani Gala encroachment case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, during hearing of Bani Gala encroachment case, inquired about the steps taken by Capital Development Authority (CDA), ARY News reported on Tuesday. “What’s the position of CDA at the moment”, the CJP asked during the hearing. The chairman of the authority said he had received over 100 applications from residents and the process of regularization of the houses was underway. Chief justice said Additional Attorney General, Nayyar Rizvi, was removed from the case.…

No one will die of thirst if mineral water companies are shut down: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, has directed mineral water companies to improve their water extraction mechanism within the parameters of law or their operations will be ordered to shut down, ARY News reported on Monday. "No one will die of thirst if mineral water companies are closed," said the chief justice. Hearing a suo motu case regarding ground water exploitation by mineral water companies at the apex court, he said that only two water companies were providing clean drinking water, while…

Chief justice deplores poor conditions at KP psychiatric hospitals

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, on Monday deplored secretary health of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa over poor conditions at psychiatric hospitals across the province, ARY News reported. “Have you visited psychiatric hospitals of late,” the CJP asked from the secretary health during hearing of the case regarding condition of mental hospitals. Justice Nisar said condition of patients at all those hospitals was worse than animals. “Even people don’t keep their dogs in such conditions at their homes,” he…

Supreme Court expresses resentment over GB minister’s ‘misbehaviour’ at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, summoned inspector general of Islamabad Police in a case pertaining to Gilgit Baltistan minister’s misbehaviour with a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) official, ARY News reported on Friday. The IG Islamabad arrived at the court soon after the summon. The CJP asked him about the measures he had taken in response to the incident. The city's top cop responded that that new Islamabad International Airport falls under the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi.…

CJP calls for full-fledged awareness campaign on population control countrywide

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Thursday that the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has approved a policy, outlining strategy to control rising population growth rate in the country, ARY News reported. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing proceeding of the case after he returned to the country earlier in the day. “Additional attorney general has ordered formation of respective task forces at provincial level with an aim to take measures for containing burgeoning population”, the court was…

Justice Athar Minallah takes oath as Chief Justice of IHC

ISLAMABAD: Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a ceremony at President House here. President Arif Alvi administered the oath of office to Justice Athar Minallah. Justice Minallah took oath as the new Chief Justice of IHC after Justice Anwar Khan Kasi attained the age of superannuation and retired on Tuesday. After retirement of Justice Anwar Kasi, the judges strength in IHC goes down to four, three lesser then the total number of judges in the high…

Justice Kasi retires as Islamabad High Court Chief Justice today

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Mr. Justice Anwar Khan Kasi will retire on Tuesday (today) after attaining the age of superannuation. Justice Athar Minallah will be the next Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court. The judges strength in IHC goes down to four after retirement of Chief Justice Anwar Kasi. Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi did his graduation from the University of Baluchistan in 1978 and received his Master's degree in Economics in 1st Division and LLB from the same university in…