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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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There’s something suspicious going on: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday called for the government to refrain from making the incoming Chief Justice of Supreme Court controversial. In his address to the National Assembly, Shah said that some people were heard saying the new CJ is our own and it was becoming a…

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Investigating corruption not Supreme Court’s job: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Observing that the investigating corruption is not its job, the Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing into Panamagate scandal involving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. The hearing was resumed by a five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali. Other bench members are Justice Asif Saeed Khose,…

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Bilawal meets Sindh Chief Justice

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited Sindh High Court and met with Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah at his chambers and assured him that all out efforts are being made by Sindh government and law enforcing agencies for recovery of his kidnapped son Barrister Awais Shah. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was accompanied by Ali Haider…

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CJP leaves for Turkey on Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali leff Saturday on a week-long visit to Turkey.   According to the sources, the chief justice will return to the country on May 1. In his absence, Justice Saqib Nisar will act as an acting chief justice. According to details, Justice Jamali will attend the Turkish Supreme…

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Bilawal urges PM to resign over Panama papers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down over Panama leaks. In a message on Twitter shortly after Prime Minister Sharif’s televised address, Bilawal said that Prime Minister was yet to present himself before parliament and explain himself. “He should follow his own advise…

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PM says to resign if found guilty in Panama Papers probe

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said he would write a letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to constitute a Commission to probe into the allegations of Panama Papers. “I will go home if any allegation against my is proved to be correct,” Prime Minister Sharif said. “I have…

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Ex-CJ terms IC report a victory of truth

ISLAMABAD: Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday said the verdict of the General Election Inquiry Commission (GEIC) on the 2013 elections was a victory of the truth. Addressing a press conference, the former CJP termed the inquiry commission's report, formed to probe alleged rigging during the general election 2013, as an important milestone…

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Ex CJ Iftikhar Ch to launch a political justice league

QUETTA: Following in the footsteps of his erstwhile nemesis, the former strongman General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, ex chief justice of Pakistan Justice (Retd) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has taken the plunge into politics, Samaa reporter. “I am launching my own political party,” Chaudhry, who earned himself a reputation by facing off with the powerful military dictator,…

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BHC CJ survives blast on Kharan Road

QUETTA: Balochistan High Court (BHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai Saturday remained unhurt after an explosion took place near his convoy at a bridge on Kharan Road, levies sources said. According to levies sources, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near the convoy of BHC’s top judge when he was moving from Kharan to…

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MPs approve appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as CJ SHC

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee for Judges' Appointment today approved the elevation of Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan as Chief Justice (CJ) of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC). The meeting of committee headed by Senator Haji Adeel was held in Islamabad on Monday. After some deliberations, it also approved the appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as Chief Justice…

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No room for military courts under constitution: ex-CJ

ISLAMABAD: Former chief justice of Pakistan Tuesday said that military courts could not be established in the country, adding that it would be an unconstitutional step. “Basic constitutional framework ensures independence of the judiciary and constitutional amendment or legislation could not be carried out against it,” the ex-CJ said while talking to mediamen. He said…

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Justice Noor appointed as CJ Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday approved appointment of Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai as Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court (BHC). The President signed the summary on the advice of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Meskanzai is the senior most judge of Balochistan High Court and his appointment has been made in the wake of retirement…

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Govt cannot dictate CJ on judicial commission: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government has already written to Chief Justice of Pakistan regarding formation of a judicial commission to probe alleged fraud into May 2013 polls. Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sharif said that it was Chief Justice’s prerogative to form the commission. The government, he said,…

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Imran urges CJ to take notice of police crackdown

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan today called upon Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir-ul Mulk to take suo motto notice of ongoing police crackdown on peaceful protesters. Addressing his supporters on 33rd day of Azadi March, Khan pledged that there would be no violence from either his supporters or those being led by…

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CJ summons all SC judges in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk Monday summoned all judges of the apex court in the federal capital, Samaa reports According to sources, a meeting of Supreme Court judges is likely to be held with the chief justice of Pakistan in the chair tomorrow. It may be mentioned that most of the judges…

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