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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…

Order on fee reduction applicable to all private schools, CJP reiterates

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Friday reiterated that the orders given by the Supreme Court for 20 percent reduction in monthly fee of students, is applicable to all private schools across Pakistan. During the case hearing of exorbitant fee charged by private schools, the chief justice remarked, “The Supreme Court ruling applies to all schools in the country charging above Rs5,000 ; if there is any ambiguity then hand us the file, we will read it out .” Justice Saqib Nisar angrily noted that…

Advertisements cannot resolve ‘burgeoning population’ issue, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, on Thursday said problems faced by the country couldn’t be resolved until bulging population issue was addressed, ARY News reported. “Only advertisements cannot fix the problem,” said the chief justice while hearing proceedings of the case. "Burgeoning population is even a bigger issue than the construction of dams. The government was supposed to furnish an action plan in this regard, but it didn’t do so." During the hearing, attorney general informed the court…

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…