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Chief justice refuses to take suo moto notice against Justice Shaukat Siddiqui

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday refused to take suo moto notice on Islamabad High Court Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui's allegation that "certain institutions are meddling in judicial work". Saqib said injustice would not be done with anybody and justice would be served to Justice Siddiqui. This he said while hearing a plea requesting him to take suo moto notice of Shaukat Siddiqui's remarks. The chief justice told the petitioner that he could file petition in this regard if he wanted so, but…

Turbat killings: Supreme Court pulls up FIA over ‘inaction’ against human traffickers

ISLAMABAD: Three-judge bench of Supreme Court on Thursday expressed displeasure over the inaction of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in preventing human trafficking cases in the country. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the suo moto notice of Turbat killings. The director general of FIA, Balochistan’s chief secretary, and advocate general appeared before the court and submitted the reports. At the outset of the hearing, the CJP queried whether such incidents were the matter of…

SC orders probe against elements funding Islamabad protest

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of Supreme Court on Thursday expressed grave disappointment on reports submitted by Defence and Interior ministries with regard to Faizabad Interchange sit-in. The court was hearing a suo-moto notice case of the sit-in that blocked Faizabad Interchange for over two weeks, which connects Rawalpindi and Islamabad, multiplying hardships of the people of the twin cities. At the outset of court proceedings, Justice Qazi Faez expressed displeasure over the capital administration and law…