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CJP To Hear Public Welfare Cases At Lahore Registry Today

Lahore (April 21, 2018): The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear cases pertaining to public welfare in Lahore registry of the apex court, where a large number of protesters had gathered to demand the chief justice to take notice of their issues.

A divisional bench headed by the chief justice along with Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, whose house came under fire last week, would be hearing the cases pertaining to hospital conditions in Punjab province, fees of private medical colleges, clean water, appointments in 56 companies and pollution.

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A large number of people gathered at  the apex court and are carrying placards inscribed with their demands. The protestors included pensioners of National Bank, families of those whose loved ones killed in alleged fake police encounters and others.

Meanwhile, the chief justice had also taken suo moto notice over a report that more than 600 children were abducted  from the Punjab province. The chief justice has summoned IGP Punjab Arif Nawaz and Advocate General Punjab to give their view point in the case.Meanwhile, strict security arrangements have been made in and around the apex court registry along with a heavy deployment of police made in and around the premises

In a hearing on April 08, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar rejected the report submitted by the Punjab government in clean water case at the apex court registry in Lahore and said that everyone will be held accountable and every penny of the people will be returned to the national kitty.

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Appearing before the court, the company’s former CEO, Waseem Ajmal, said that the Punjab chief minister directed the replacement of local experts with foreigners, adding that the provincial chief executive was not even legally permitted to give directions to the company.

Referring to the hiring of individuals from the private sector as well as foreign experts in the public organisation, Chief Justice Nisar remarked that those who made these hirings will have to return the money from their own pocket.

The court ruled that all the companies’ officers will get the same salaries as government officials at the same scale.“Citizens did not get a drop of water despite spending of Rs4 billion on the project,” the chief secretary admitted before the court, adding that instead of improving, the performance of the company came down.

The apex court also questioned the inclusion of provincial minister Zaeem Qadri’s brother and wife in the company’s board of directors.

“So much was spent on public advertisements but nothing was done on the ground,” Chief Justice Nisar remarked further.

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