Islamabad (September 10, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday has said that Pakistan has detracted from its founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s vision.
Addressing a full-court ceremony of the new judicial year, the top judge said that there is a need to ensure transparency and supremacy of law in the motherland.
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He said that the masses are deprived of their fundamental rights as injustice and bad governance have enveloped the entire country.
Earlier on September 08, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said that the construction dams step has become the voice of the nation and Pakistanis are capable of constructing dams with their own resources.
An informal conversation with an NGO delegation and traders Justice Saqib Nisar said overseas Pakistanis were willing to send money for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam.“We have [high] expectations from overseas Pakistanis who have always helped Pakistan in times of need,” the CJP said. “We will try to protect their interests.”
About his decision to ask the public for funds to construct the Diamer-Bhasha dam, the chief justice said the country has given a lot to its people and it was now time for the public to return.
“The step that the Supreme Court took has become the notion of entire public.”
Besides the construction of the dams, Justice Nisar stressed on payment of debts. “History will not forgive us if loans of Pakistan are not paid back.”Earlier, the CJP was having an informal conversation with journalists at Supreme Court Lahore Registry, during which he appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s request to overseas Pakistanis for assistance in overcoming water crisis.
The CJP, who will retire in four months, said he will take up the work of guarding the dam after retirement and if there would be need he would reside on a dame site by making makes shift home.
On the occasion, Message Foundation has announced the donation of Rs 100 million for dams while the students of the Message school have also donated Rs 5000 each.