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Withdraw security of non-entitled persons, CJ directs IGPs

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered IGPs of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Islamabad to withdraw police security of all non-entitled persons.  A press release from the Supreme Court of Pakistan stated that the chief justice had taken notice of the ‘large number of persons who are not entitled to police security, have been provided…

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CJ says no to Punjab govt’s offer of additional security for judges

Reported by Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar turned down Punjab government’s request to grant additional security to judges–a day after shots were fired at Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s residence.  The chief justice turned down Punjab government’s request and said that the overall security situation of the country should be improved. Punjab Chief Minister…

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Shots fired at Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan’s house in Lahore

Reported by; Zulqarnain Iqbal LAHORE: Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan’s house came under attack as multiple gunshots were fired at his residence two times.  Gunshots were fired twice at Justice Ijaz’s house–once during the previous night and again on Sunday morning. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar arrived at Justice Ijaz’s house and summoned IG Punjab there. The chief…

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Politicians have feelings too, they deserve to be respected: Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Politicians have feelings and they deserve respect as well, said Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday, after attending a hearing at the apex court.  “I am very disheartened today–politicians have feelings too and they deserve to be respected as well,” he said while speaking to media. The chief justice had taken…

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Time to put our house in order, says chief justice

QUETTA: Justice Saqib Nisar criticised the judicial system in Pakistan and said that it seemed as if the judiciary was not using its capabilities according to the required standards.  “We’re not dispensing justice in the right manner,” he said. “If this remains the case, what face will we show to future generations?” Justice Saqib Nisar…

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Three police suspended for harassing female fellows

ISLAMABAD: As many as three policemen have been suspended over charges of harassing female fellows in Federal Police Headquarters. The policewomen said the officers had separate rooms for carrying out indecent activities, according to a letter written to Inspector General of Islamabad Police. The letter states said there are videos of such activities available which…

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Problems of Hazaras to be addressed as per law: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has told a Hazara delegation that their issues would be addressed according to law. An eight-member delegation headed by Abdul Khaliq Hazara called on the chief justice at the Supreme Court’s Branch Registry in Quetta on Monday. The meeting was held on the request of Hazara leaders, said a press…

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SC dismisses plea challenging justice Isa’s appointment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) and his promotion to the apex court. A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar dismissed the petition moved by Advocate Riaz Hanif Rahi, who argued that…

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CJP takes notice of journalist’s murder in Sialkot

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the murder of a journalist in Sialkot and asked Punjab IG to submit a report within 24 hours. The notice was taken on a plea submitted in Supreme Court’s human rights cell by the journalists on Wednesday. Zeeshan Butt, a reporter for Urdu daily Nawa-i-Waqt was allegedly…

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Chief Justice, wife visit Karachi’s Sea View

KARACHI: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar paid a surprise visit to Sea View along with his wife on Saturday. Accompanied by a policeman, the couple was seen taking pictures with a camel and enjoying the sea breeze.

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CJ rejects Sindh govt report on Thar children deaths

KARACHI: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has lashed out at the Sindh health department for failing to provide proper health facilities to people of Tharparkar. A three-member bench header by CJ Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case regarding the death of children in Thar on Saturday. Sindh Health Secretary Fazlullah Pechucu appeared before the…

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This is how CJ clarified ‘complainant’ remark

Zulqarnain Iqbal Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said he did not say the word ‘Faryaadi’ (complainant) for Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. He clarified his remarks while responding a query by a journalist during a ceremony late Thursday. He also ruled out judicial NRO and martial law. “I will not disappoint lawyers…

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Did not refer to PM as complainant: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Jusice Mian Saqib Nisar said that he did not refer to the prime minister as ‘complainant’. “The chief justice did not use the word ‘complainant’ for the prime minister hence it is wrong to associate it with him,” said his spokesperson. Justice Saqib Nisar’s spokesperson said that it was wrongly reported that he…

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Sharif’s comment on PM-CJ meeting not surprising, say analysts

ISLAMABAD: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has tried to salvage his anti-judiciary narrative by launching a fresh broadside against Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday, according to media analysts. “Had Nawaz Sharif endorsed the meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Justice, this would have damaged his public stance,” Mazhar Abbas, a senior…

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Nawaz reacts to PM Abbasi’s meeting with chief justice

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that suo motos place the job of the government into the hands of the chief justice.  Nawaz Sharif said while speaking to media that by taking action against hospitals, the chief justice was targeting the federal government. On a question regarding the prime minister’s meeting with…

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Khawaja Saad welcomes PM-CJ meeting

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique welcomed the meeting of two important figures of the state as auspicious for the country. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at Supreme Court late Tuesday. The meeting lasted for two hours at private chamber of the chief justice. “The…

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Judiciary to continue working without any fear or pressure: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday after his meeting with the prime minister that the judiciary would continue its work without any fear or pressure.  The chief justice stated that the judiciary would continue to perform its duties in a transparent, responsible and independent manner. “Judiciary will continue to play its constitutional…

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Funeral procession passes through sewage; Samaa receives footage

Footage of another funeral procession through a sewage-filled street came to the fore Tuesday a week after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of a similar incident. Samaa received the footage that shows funeral procession passing through a street flooded with sewerage in Zahidpura, Okara. The footage shows a…

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CJP rules out imposition of judicial martial law

LAHORE: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday dismissed demands for the imposition of a judicial martial law in the country. His remarks came a day after Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed urged the top judge to declare judicial martial law for a period of 90 days to install a caretaker set-up and ensure free…

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SC should take notice of Sheikh Rashid’s statement: Captain Safdar

PML-N leader Captain (rted.) Safdar called upon Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the statement given by Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid who signaled breaking the Constitution of Pakistan. “Sheikh Rashid suggested imposing judicial martial law in the country,” said Safdar while talking to media before appearing the Accountability Court hearing the…

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CJP announces to donate his organs to SIUT

KARACHI: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar paid a visit to SIUT on Saturday where he announced that he had decided to donate his organs to the institute.  SIUT founder Dr Adeeb Rizvi spoke on the occasion of the chief justice’s visit and said that the business of selling kidneys illegally had grown at an alarming…

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