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Construction of new dams inevitable for Pakistan: CJP Saqib Nisar

LONDON: Chief Justice, Mian Saqib Nisar, has said there is a dire need to build several dams in Pakistan to avert looming water crisis in the country, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Speaking at a gathering in London, he recalled that the last dam was built in Pakistan some 40 years ago. Justice Nisar said Rs 40 billion were spent on ‘Saaf Paani scheme’, but the citizens could be provided with clean drinking water. ‘It’s now high time to render sacrifices to save the next generation,” said the chief justice. The top…

I will hand over dam fund to secure hands before I leave, says chief justice

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, has said the dam fund is property of the public, “and I will make sure to hand it over to secure hands before I leave,” ARY News reported on Monday. Addressing a dam fundraising gathering in London on Sunday night, the CJP said no dam was built for 40 years, “doesn’t it come under the criminal negligence,” he asked. "If people allow, we can re-impose withholding tax on prepaid mobile cards and the amount generated through collection would be deposited to the dam…

KMC razed 1,194 illegal shops in six days: report

KARACHI: The Anti-Encroachment cell of the Karachi Metropolitan (KMC) on Saturday stated in its report that 1,194 illegal shops were demolished in different districts of the city during last six days, ARY News reported. The report in this regard was sent to commissioner Karachi. The report stated that Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar and municipal commissioner supervised the anti-encroachment operation in all six districts of the city. It said that 1,194 shops were razed on eight different spots of the city. The report…

CJP says new force for security of courts on the cards

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, has said that a separate force would be formed soon for security of courts in Pakistan, ARY News reported on Thursday. Speaking to media in London, the CJP said there was a separate force for provision of security to judges and courts in the United States. “We are in talks with the Interior Ministry and soon a separate force will be constituted for our courts”, remarked the chief justice. To questions regarding cases of different political figures in the country,…

SC gives 10 days to bottled water companies to fix shortcomings

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered bottled water companies to fix their shortcomings within 10 days, ARY News reported. Hearing a suo motu case regarding ground water exploitation by mineral water companies at the apex court's Lahore Registry, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said if inspection report found poor quality of any bottled water, the respective company will be ordered to shut its operations. The CJP had summoned owners of 11 mineral water manufacturing companies today. The court also ordered the…

Money laundering case: SC orders to shift Anwar Majeed, others to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered shifting of business tycoon Anwar Majeed and others to Islamabad to conduct ‘independent probe’ in a money laundering case, ARY News reported. All the three accused are currently imprisoned in the money laundering case involving Rs35 billion transferred through fake accounts to three local banks. Hearing the case at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said these people were influential having clout in Karachi. “Let's move them to Islamabad…

I will conclude all my initiated cases before I leave, says chief justice

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar,  on Tuesday said that he will conclude all cases he has opened, no matter if round-the-clock working becomes a precondition for it, ARY News reported. Hearing the Bani Gala encroachment case today, the CJP remarked that lawyers must also keep in mind that he would wind up all the cases, come what may. During the case hearing, additional attorney general presented the report on behalf of the Capital Development Authority. He told the court that map of the location…

CJP refuses to accept donations of man with mental disorder

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar refused to accept the donations for the dam fund by a person who according to his wife has been suffering from a mental disorder. Few days earlier, a man named Sheikh Shahid donated his property worth Rs80 million to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund. On Sunday, the wife and three sons of the donor approached the Lahore registry of the apex court, complaining that Mr Shahid had donated the…

Parliamentary panel to consider Justice Minallah’s appointment as IHC CJ tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Judges’ Appointment will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss and approve the name of Justice Athar Minallah as new chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).  Chaudhry Asim Nazir, a member of the committee, will preside over its meeting at the Parliament House. The panel will likely give the go-ahead to the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) proposal for the appointment of Justice Minallah as new IHC chief justice. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar…

‘We are here to serve justice,” CJP on Asia Bibi case

ISLAMABAD: Giving his remarks after the Asia Bibi case judgment, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar says “we are not just the judges for Muslims, but for the entire Pakistan,” ARY News reported. The Chief Justice expressed the remarks while hearing federal government’s plea regarding the appointment of a new IGP of Islamabad. The CJP said the judges who announced the verdict in Asia Bibi case were no less ‘Aashiq-e-Rasool’ (lovers of the Prophet) than ones protesting on streets. “One must go through the verdict, it’s…