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PTI candidate who used COAS, CJ photos on poster now allowed to contest

A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate, who was barred from taking part in the general elections for using photos of the chief justice and the army chief on his election campaign posters, has now been allowed to contest the polls, SAMAA reported on Tuesday. Nasir Cheema, who is the PTI candidate from PP-53 Gujranwala, was disqualified by the…

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CJP orders immediate construction of Bhasha, Mohmand Dams

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, has ordered the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand Dams at the earliest. In a short judgement, on Wednesday, the Chief Justice said water is essential for the survival of people and the country and both dams should be constructed on priority basis. He said Pakistan is facing an…

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Committee to be formed for construction of dams: SC

Construction of water reservoirs has become inevitable for the existence and sustenance of the country, said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar while hearing a case pertaining to the Kalabagh Dam Wednesday. Three provincial assemblies have passed resolutions against the Kalabagh Dam and we do not want a breach in the brotherhood of the provinces, he said….

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CJ assigns Khadija Siddiqi case to Justice Asif Khosa

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has assigned the Khadija Siddiqi case to Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. The main suspect in the case, Shah Hussain, is the son of a prominent lawyer, and Siddiqi claims he stabbed her 23 times. He was acquitted by the Lahore High Court after the judge ruled that the attacker’s guilt…

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Killers of Hazaras are holding rallies, says CJP

The killers of Hazaras are holding rallies in the country, said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. He initiated suo motu action on May 2 regarding the frequent targeted attacks against the community. In April, the Hazara people staged sit-ins, with one lawyer, Jalila Haider, going on hunger strike. They ended their protests after army chief Gen…

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How can we collect mobile phone taxes from a labourer, asks CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, ordered all cellular phone companies and relevant government authorities to file a report on 42% tax deduction from mobile phones pre-paid calling cards and ‘easy-load’. The CJP, heading a four-judge bench, ordered this while hearing a suo motu notice he took the notice earlier this month about high…

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Why users have to pay 40% tax on mobile cards? CJP takes suo motu notice

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice of the high tax levied on mobile phone cards that consumers have to pay.  “Which taxes are deducted when we recharge mobile cards? The public deserves to know about this,” he said. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that consumers were complaining about a large…

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CJ lashes out at son-in-law, DIG for seeking undue favour

You are my son at home but right now you are appearing before the Chief Justice of Pakistan, said Justice Saqib Nisar to his son-in-law, who was summoned to the apex court on Sunday over a case filed against the DIG.  The chief justice was hearing a case filed against DIG Ghulam Mehmood Dogar at the…

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CJP meets 2005 quake affectees in Azad Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, reviewed development projects in Azad Kashmir cities that were affected by 2005 earthquake. According to officials, the CJP paid a surprise visit to Balakot, Mansehra and Abbottabad where he reviewed uplift work and heard first-hand account of deadly earthquake victims. Chief Justice suddenly planned the visit while…

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Took notice of ECP ban on govt jobs to stop elections delay, says CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said he had taken suo motu notice of Election Commission’s decision regarding hiring ban on government jobs in order to forestall the postponement of general elections.   The Chief Justice took suo motu notice of the ECP’s decision to restrict the government from making new appointments from…

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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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Top court summons Nawaz, Maryam over “anti-judiciary speeches”

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the “anti-judiciary speeches” of former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz and issued summons. The Lahore High Court had directed Monday the electronic media watchdog to monitor “anti-judiciary speeches” and decide on complaints filed against Mr Sharif, his daughter and other leaders of the PML-N….

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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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Model Town tragedy case be heard on daily basis: SC to ATC

LAHORE: Supreme Court of Pakistan directed anti-terrorism court, Lahore to hold hearing of Model Town tragedy case on daily basis on Saturday. Two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition filed by the members of the bereaved families. The court also directed to cancel the holidays…

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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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CJ takes notice of nonpayment of price to sugarcane farmers

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has issued notice to sugar mills for failing to buy sugarcane from farmers at official rate. The notice was taken on applications of different farmers who said they were not being paid price of sugarcane, a press release said on Tuesday. Taking notice of the issue, the chief justice…

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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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There should be no dialogue between judiciary, litigant: PTI MNA

ISLAMABAD: PTI MNA Shafqat Mahmood said that the meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was an attempt by the ruling PML-N to protect its vested interests.   “National Reconciliation Ordinance has become a symbol to achieve vested interests through non-judicial means and the meeting between PM Abbasi and the…

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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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CJP asks Nehal Hashmi if he would use the same abusive words for himself

Reporting by Fayyaz Mehmood and Shehzad Ali Would you use the same words for yourself as you used for the judges, the CJP asked Nehal Hashmi The PML-N leader is facing contempt proceedings over the abusive language he used for judges. During the hearing on Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar headed the…

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CJP takes back suo motu notice in Asma Rani case

Mujahid Afridi, the main accused, has been arrested. PHOTO: FILE Reporting by Fayyaz Mehmood The Supreme Court withdrew the suo motu notice it took in the Asma Rani murder case Monday During the hearing, CJP Mian Saqib Nisar asked if the suspect had been caught. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa advocate-general said the accused, Mujahid Afridi, has been arrested…

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