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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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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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Is hospital head not responsible for children deaths in Thar, asks CJP

PHOTO: FILE Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar asked if the hospital head was not responsible for the deaths of children in Thar He was hearing the case of children’s deaths in Mithi Hospital. The additional advocate-general told the court that three children died due to expired vaccines. According to him, hospital staff found…

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CJP takes notice of funeral procession photo passing over sewage

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took suo moto notice of a photograph circulating on social media showing a funeral procession passing over sewage in a narrow street. During the hearing of a case, the chief justice drew the attention of the attorney general and advocate general towards the photo. The picture shows…

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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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Is judiciary a political party, asks Ahsan Iqbal in response to CJ’s comments

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal criticised Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s comments on Punjab government, asking him whether the judiciary was a political party.  The interior minister wondered how the chief justice could make such remark before elections. “Imran Khan or Asif Zardari can make such remarks. Politicization of judiciary will be our collective loss,”…

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Good news for chicken lovers as CJP gives clean chit to consumers

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Friday gave clean chit to using white meat saying there is no harm in consuming it if used after washing. He said this while heading a three-member bench hearing a case regarding the sale of contaminated chicken at apex court’s Lahore Registry. Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik and…

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CJP takes suo moto notice over provincial govt’s advertisements

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Wednesday took a suo moto notice of media advertisements by the government of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh. He directed information secretaries of the three provincial governments to submit the record of awarding advertisements to print and electronic media within a week and also asked the…

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SC orders transfer of all cases regarding Hajj policy to IHC

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) decided to transfer all cases regarding Hajj policy to Islamabad High Court (IHC). A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case on Monday. The court ordered all the cases to be transferred to IHC by this week and ordered the High…

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CJP to get similar response for using Imran-like language: Maryam Nawaz

MANSEHRA: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar would get a similar response from the PML-N if he was going to use the language of Imran Khan. Addressing a massive gathering of supporters at Mansehra on Friday, she asked if there any clause in…

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Supreme Court reserves verdict in Article 62-1F disqualification duration case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday reserved its verdict in the case regarding duration for the disqualification of the members of the Parliament incurred under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard several identical petitions to stipulate the timeframe for which…

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