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Chief justice takes suo motu notice of countrywide water shortage

ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took Suo Motu notice of increasing water shortage and supply deficiency throughout the country. Mian Saqib Nisar also declared that he will request interim Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk to monitor the water insufficiency issue in the federal capital by himself. This statement was passed at a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by the CJP, in Islamabad. Furthermore, CJP mention that the caretaker government shall not liquefy until…

CJP takes suo motu of Rs40 tax deduction on Rs100 mobile card

ISLAMABAD: In what could be considered as complaint of every Pakistani, the chief justice has now taken notice of it.  The CJP has issued summons to mobile phone operators and other relevant officials on high levy charged on mobile phone cards in the country. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of about 40% deduction on Rs 100 mobile card across all cellular networks in Pakistan. Expressing wonder on this heavy tax deduction, the CJP asked why such a huge amount is deducted by the private…

Suo motu notices aimed to ensure provision of rights to people: CJP

QUETTA: In an apparent reaction to the criticism that he exceeds his brief, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday reiterated he takes suo motu notices to ensure that people get their fundamental rights. Addressing a gathering of lawyers here, he said judges are unable to dispose of cases swiftly because of so much workload, adding that he has started work on much-needed judicial reforms. Justice Nisar said: “Our legislators don’t have time to make legislation. An outdated law has been in force in Sindh…

Zainab rape-murder: Supreme Court directs ATC to conclude trial in 7 days

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Saturday disposed of a suo motu case pertaining to the rape and murder of little Zainab in Kasur and directed the trial court to decide the case within seven days.  Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, the three-judge bench heard the case at the apex court’s Lahore registry. Inspector General of Punjab Police Arif Nawaz Khan apprised the three member bench that a charge-sheet against accused Imran Ali had been submitted in an anti-terrorism court in Lahore. The chief justice said if…

Maid torture case: Supreme Court sends Tayyaba to orphanage

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday sent 10-year old maid Tayyaba to an orphanage, ARY News reported. The child, who was working as a maid with a family of a judge, was allegedly tortured by the judge and his wife. The girl was produced during the hearing of the case by an apex court bench. In the hearing, a man named Azam -- who is claiming to be Tayyaba's father -- argued that there were torture marks on the girl's body when he found her. The court remarked that the torture on the girl was…

CJ takes suo motu notice of Karachi airport attack

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tasaduq Hussain Jillani has taken suo motu notice of Karachi airport attack in which 24 people had lost their lives, ARY News reported Tuesday. The CJ has sought report of Karachi airport attack within two weeks. The Supreme Court made chairman Civil Aviation Authority and secretary interior as respondents and directed them to furnish report in this regard. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan. TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid was nominated…