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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 throws additional judge’s cellphone at Larkana court

LARKANA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar lost his cool after he spotted a cellphone at the table of a local judge and threw it with a warning to avoid using the gadget while at work. Afterwards, the chief justice also ordered immediate transfer of the judge. The CJP was on a visit to Larkana’s Chandka hospital from where he also visited different sessions courts in the city to observe their hearings and proceedings. Chief justice, during his round to the district and sessions court, picked up mobile phone…

SCBA Housing Society- CJP required report on land acquisition within six weeks

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar ordered on Thursday for a comprehensive detailed report over the land acquisition for the Supreme Court Bar Association Housing Society (SCBAHS) within six weeks. The apex court’s Lahore Registry consisting of four-member bench, perceived the case, headed by Chief Justice Nisar, which was related to the construction issues of the housing society for legal community. Throughout the court proceedings, the CJP inquired about the evolution in attaining land for the housing…

Chief justice sets up cell for redressal of grievances

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has constituted complaints’ cell at the Lahore registry of the Supreme Court to address grievances of complainants. The CJP has set up two human rights cells for redressal of grievances of resource-less people. In the newly-formed cell, a staff member of the SC registry would receive applications of minorities and those pertaining to human rights violations and forward the same to the chief justice after scrutiny. Justice Nisar issued the directives when a woman…

CJP Nisar gives govt week-long deadline to clean Karachi

KARACHI: Expressing extreme displeasure over lingering civic-issues in Karachi, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered the local authorities to clean the city within a week. A three-judge bench, headed by the CJP, of Supreme Court was hearing a case on the interim report of Water Commission at Karachi Registry. During the court proceedings today, Justice Nisar said the report is sufficient to draw the provincial government attention towards deteriorating drainage system in the city.…

No signs of bacterial contamination in chicken meat, SC told

LAHORE: A three-member special bench of the Supreme Court is hearing several cases of public interest at the Lahore registry on Saturday. At the outset of court proceedings today, the bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, heard a suo motu case pertaining to sale of contaminated chicken meat. During the court proceedings, a report based on tests of chicken meat available in the markets of Punjab was submitted to the court.…

Judiciary making efforts for rule of law: CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said that the judiciary has been making efforts to ensure implementation of laws and provision of justice to the masses. Addressing an event of lawyers here, Justice Nisar said that the judiciary is performing very well.  “We have taken on challenge to provide justice to the people deprived of their fundamental rights,” the CJP underlined. He said the long prevailing period of injustice has finally come to an end with the efforts of lawyers’…

Foreign accounts case: FBR toothless to bring back stashed money abroad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in its report, on Thursday stated that the board is toothless to bring back the looted wealth by Pakistani nationals stashed in their foreign accounts owing to absence of legal framework.  The report was submitted in the Supreme Court of Pakistan during a hearing into the suo motu case with regard to foreign bank accounts held by Pakistani citizens. In the report, it was said that the FBR has been investigating as many as 444 people named in the leaked documents including…

SC summons 10-year income tax return records of former PTV head

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday summoned the record of last 10 years income tax returns filed by former Managing Director (MD) of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) Ataul Haq Qasmi. These directives were issued by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a suo motu case of Qasmi’s appointment as MD of PTV. During the court proceedings today, Justice Nisar inquired about the person behind the appointment of former PTV chairman Ataul Haq Qasmi. “All expenses incurred by the state-run media…

Attorney General earns apex court ire for no-show in disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: Expressing extreme displeasure over absence of Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf Ali, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 for not turning up at court. A five-judge larger bench, headed by the CJP, heard the petitions seeking a fixed time-period of the parliamentarians’ disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. At the outset of the court proceedings, Justice Nisar inquired about the whereabouts of the AG as he was summoned by the court to…