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Judiciary Not Under Pressure: CJP

Karachi(July 22, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar made it clear on Sunday that the judiciary is working independently and free from any pressure.

He made the remarks while hearing a case in the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry.

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In his remarks, Chief Justice Nisar observed, “I read about the remarks of a judge in Islamabad and was deeply saddened”.

“As the head of the judiciary, I assure that we are not under anyone’s pressure,” he said, adding that, “I strictly clarify that we are working freely and not under anyone’s pressure”.

Justice Shaukat Siddiqui’s Statement

In an address to the Rawalpindi Bar Association on Saturday, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court had claimed that certain quarters were interfering in the working of the higher judiciary.

“I was told that if I pass judgments on their directives then the references against me will be withdrawn,” he said, adding that, “I was also assured that I will be made the chief justice of Pakistan in September and not even November”.Earlier today, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar while addressing a ceremony after inaugurating a water filtration plant in Karachi assured that the Supreme Court is at the forefront of protecting the fundamental rights of all citizens.

“We mean business when it comes to human rights,” he said.

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The top judge recalled that during his recent visit to Gilgit, locals informed him that they were extremely happy to hear of the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam.

Further, the chief justice urged, “I have no personal agenda. We have to work for the welfare of our future generations.”

Shifting focus to Karachi, the chief justice said, “I was happy to see the roads today and there has been a noticeable change in the city over the last six months.” “Karachi is much cleaner today,” he remarked.CJP Saqib Nisar Addresses a Ceremony in KarachiFrom next week, the chief justice will hear public interest cases at the Lahore registry.

CJP Assures Protesters For Solution Of Their Problems

Earlier today, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar assured protesting employees of Education Department outside the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry that he will hear their grievances.

As the chief justice arrived at the Karachi registry to resume hearing public interest cases after a private sojourn to Gilgit-Baltistan, he walked over to the protesting employees of the education department, who were protesting for their salaries.

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Assuring the protesters that he understands their plight, Chief Justice Nisar stated, “I am here until 6pm today and will hear your pleas.

I just have to go to inaugurate a water filtration plant for your benefit and will return around noon. Please come see me after 1:30-2pm.”

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