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CJ extends Pakistan Quarters eviction deadline by three months after protests erupt

The police used batons and water cannons against protesters in Karachi’s Garden area

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Supreme Court orders action against Husain Haqqani

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar ordered NAB to ensure the arrest of Husain Haqqani

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The SC wants a reference filed against Overseas Pakistani Commissioner Afzal Bhatti

According to NAB, Afzal Bhatti’s salary as overseas commissioner was Rs550,000

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Top court orders by-election in Rawalpindi’s NA-60

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the election process will begin from scratch in NA-60

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Larkana judge resigns after CJ ‘humiliated’ him by tossing phone

The Larkana judge, towards whom Chief Justice Saqib Nisar threw a mobile phone, stepped down from his position Tuesday. Justice Nisar paid a surprise visit to a Larkana courtroom on Saturday. An additional sessions judge, Gul Zameer Solangi, was conducting the hearing at Larkana’s sessions court complex when the CJ entered the courtroom. He did…

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CJ throws mobile phone towards additional sessions judge in Larkana courtroom

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar threw a mobile phone towards an additional sessions judge when he paid a surprise visit to the courtroom on Saturday. An additional sessions judge was conducting a hearing at Larkana’s sessions court complex when the CJ entered the courtroom. He did not like the way the hearings were being conducted at…

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CJ takes suo motu notice of transgender persons’ CNIC issue

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice on Sunday of the issue of not issuing CNICs to the transgender people. The hearing will happen on Monday at 11am. The Supreme Court ordered the Punjab chief secretary and Akhuwat Foundation chairperson Amjad Saqib to appear before the court in person. A press release issued…

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Musharraf stays in Dubai, loses chance to contest elections

General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer has informed the Supreme Court that the former president will not be returning to Pakistan, thereby disqualifying him from contesting the elections. He said he wanted to return to the country but cited the Eid holidays and current situation as hindrances. The SC has revoked its earlier order allowing him…

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Musharraf has until 2pm on Thursday to appear before SC

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to appear before the Supreme Court by 2pm on Thursday. The top judge said that the court will decide the petition against the former military dictator in accordance with the law if he does not meet the 2pm deadline. The hearing took place at the…

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Hamza Shahbaz, Ayesha Ahad called to judge’s chambers on abuse case

In a development in the Hamza Shahbaz and Ayesha Ahad abuse case, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has called both parties into his chambers to hear the matter. Ahad and Hamza appeared before the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry Monday when Ahad claimed that the couple got married in 2010. A case was registered against Hamza…

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Asad Kharal says masked men attacked him, Chief Justice takes notice

Journalist Asad Kharal tweeted on Tuesday that men wearing masks attacked him. He said he was in the hospital. I have been attacked by some person wearing masks, I am in hospital. — Asad Kharal (@AsadKharal) June 5, 2018 Kharal was on his way home from the airport when his vehicle was intercepted. The masked…

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Water solution is SC’s top priority now: Chief Justice

Zulqarnain Iqbal Finding a solution to water crisis is the Supreme Court’s top priority now, said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday. He was hearing the case regarding environmental pollution at the Supreme Court. According to Justice Sardar Tariq, solution to water crisis and construction of dams was the priority of no political party….

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Judiciary respects legislation, judges will not break their oaths, says CJ

Judges cannot even think of acting against their oaths or breaking them, said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar at the judicial conference in Islamabad.  “I have the deepest regard for legislation,” he said. “Judiciary is the protector of the constitution.” He said that the first and foremost priority of the judiciary was to ensure that justice…

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15,000 fake doctors in KP, health commission tells CJ

There are 15,000 fake doctors in the province, the chairperson of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s health care commission told Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. The top judge was hearing a case regarding fake doctors practising in the province at the Peshawar registry of the Supreme Court. “How many times have you taken action against the fake doctors? How…

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Nothing has improved in KP for us, people tell CJ

Nothing has improved in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for us, people told Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. The CJ was visiting the Al Razi Medical College and Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar on Thursday when he asked people if they are facing any problems. People replied that nothing had changed. The PTI has a majority in the KP government….

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Incorrect reporting on Nawaz, Maryam speech ‘ban’ angers CJ

Reported by: Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger at the incorrect reports ran by some news channels that Lahore High Court had placed a ban on Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s speeches.  “Everyone is busy providing his analysis but no one is reading the court order,” said Justice Azmat Saeed. “Where…

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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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DG FIA should accept he can’t stop human smuggling, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that the Director-General of FIA should accept that he can’t take steps to stop human smuggling in Pakistan. These comments were made by the chief justice during a hearing on the killing of 20 people in Turbat. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken…

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Every third woman is victim of torture: LHC CJ

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday said that every third woman was a victim of torture in the province. Addressing inauguration of first Gender Based Violence Court here, he said, “We have to keep our mothers, sisters and daughters in mind to understand gender based violence cases.” He said,…

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Do not criticise if decision went against you: Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that those who were criticising the judiciary should refrain from doing so if the decision did not go in their favour.  In his remarks, the Chief Justice said that all institutes deserved to be respected including judges and the apex court. “Do not criticise…

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