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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…

SC inquires about credibility of population surveys

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while inquiring about the credibility of population surveys, said on Monday that any plan would go in vain if survey statistics were not accurate, ARY News reported. Hearing a suo motu notice of the unchecked population growth in the country, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the population situation would be serious if the government didn’t implement recommendations of the task force, formed with a task assigned to control rapid population growth. The apex court was told by…

Sindh CM seeks ‘our orders’ to recover land he allotted illegally: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Expressing his annoyance over Sindh government’s disinterest in recovering its illegally occupied forest land, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said that Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah sought the court’s orders to withdraw his illegal directions.      A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar today (Thursday) resumed hearing into the case pertaining to illegal allotment of government land on lease as well as 145,000 acres of…

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…

CJP Saqib Nisar vows to protect rights of people of Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said that the judiciary consider it its responsibility to protect rights of people of Balochistan, ARY News reported. "We will protect the rights of people of the province. Let there be no injustice done to the people of Balochistan," said chief justice while addressing lawyers in Quetta. The CJP maintained that Balochistan will also get due representation in Islamabad High Court and he has also inquired about the province's representation in tribunals.…

Health sector requires govt’s attention, lifting of standards: CJP Saqib Nisar

RAWALPINDI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said that most of the hospitals in the country lack basic facilities and the sector needs a lot of improvement, ARY News reported. Addressing a seminar in Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, the country's top judge said that sadly, a large number of hospitals, particularly the government-run, lack basic facilities and patients can't get treatment, even medicine on time. "This rot is because of corruption and nepotism and this should end, once we start…

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…