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Mian Saqib Nisar

Mian Saqib Nisar is the Chief Justice of Supreme court of Pakistan . He was appointed as Chief Justice by Pakistani President Syed Mamnoon Hussain and he took oath on December 31 , 2016 after retirement of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali .Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on January 18, 1954 at Lahore Punjab , Pakistan.

He was appointed as a Judge of the Lahore High Court on May 22, 1998. He was elevated as Judge of Supreme Court on 18th February  2010. On December 31, 2016 he became the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Honorable Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on 18.01.1954 at Lahore.

He passed his Matriculation from Cathedral High School, Lahore and Graduation from Government College, Lahore, Bachelor of Law was done from the University of Punjab in the year 1979-80.

He joined legal profession as an Advocate on 02.05.1980, was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1982 and as Advocate of the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1994, was elevated as the Judge of the High Court on 22.05.1998 and of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 18.02.2010.

Remarks of CJP ‘breath of fresh air’ after ‘dam’ justice era: Iqbal

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said the observations of Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa are a "breath of fresh air" after former chief justice Saqib Nisar's era of "dam" justice, reported ARY News. “The observations made by incoming CJ Khosa are a breath of fresh air after ex CJ Saqib Nisar’s era of “dam” justice,” Iqbal said in a tweet. “Judiciary is bedrock of justice in any society. His commitment to build dams against delays in cases & frivolous litigation…

“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…

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…

CJP Nisar halts execution of inmate with mental illness

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took notice of media reports and halted the planned execution of a mentally ill prisoner at the Kot Lakhpat jail. According to the details, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar temporally suspended the sentence of Khizer Hayat, a mentally ill death row prisoner and set January 14 for hearing the case. A district and sessions judge on Friday had scheduled the execution of  Khizer Hayat for January 15 at the Kot Lakhpat jail. Earlier in the day,  the death row…

CJP Saqib Nisar not operating any social media account: SC spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday issued a clarification regarding a number of social media accounts operating with the name of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, ARY News reported. According to the apex court's spokesman, CJP Saqib Nisar is not operating any personal or official account on Twitter or any other social media website. The SC spokesman maintained that the accounts operating with CJP's name on any social media platform are all fake and the court has directed Federal…

CJP proposes restoration of taxes on mobile phone cards for dams  

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday sought the nation's opinion on restoration of taxes on pre-paid mobile phone cards to collect funds for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. Addressing a fundraising ceremony in London, CJP Saqib Nisar proposed the re-imposition of taxes on cell phone cards to construct water reservoirs in the country. He assured the nation that the dams fund was public property and no one will be allowed to embezzle the money. The CJP lashed out former rulers over…

CJP takes notice of two minors’ death from food poisoning in Karachi   

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took suo motu notice of the death of two minor brothers due to consuming unhygienic food at a local restaurant in Karachi and sought report within 10 days from concerned departments. According to the details, CJP Nisar ordered Sindh Food Authority (SFA) and Ministry of National Food Security and Research to submit a comprehensive report in the tragic incident, pertain to the sad demise of two minor brothers from consuming poisonous food at a local hotel in…