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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…

Turkish judge issues guilty verdicts against soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan

ANKARA: A Turkish court started issuing verdicts on Wednesday in the trial of some 40 soldiers accused of attempting to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s coup, with the first defendants declared guilty and sentenced to life in prison. The Turkish judge read out guilty verdicts for the first several defendants, according to a Reuters reporter at the court in Mugla, southwestern Turkey. Mugla is near the luxury resort where Erdogan and his family narrowly escaped a team of rogue soldiers who stormed his hotel…