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SC Bars PIA From Using Logo of Markhor on Its Planes

Islamabad(May  13, 2018): The Supreme Court on Sunday barred Pakistan International Airline (PIA) from using the logo of Markhor on its planes instead of the national flag.

During the hearing Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar inquired what was replacing the Pakistani flag on the planes’ tails, PIA Managing Director Musharraf Rasool Cyan replied that the new logo will be of the country’s national animal: Markhor.

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In response to the chief justice’s question pertaining to the cost of said endeavour, the MD stated that it would cost Rs2.7 million per plane to change the logo. However, Justice Nisar observed that the cost for each plane would be Rs3.4 million and sought a report detailing tender and contractor information. The Apex Court barred PIA from using Logo of Markhor on its jets by removing national flags.

Earlier today,  the Chief Justice of Pakistan clarified that Imran Khan is not the  Ladla  (blue-eyed person) of Supreme Court in any way in Bani Gala encroachments case.

During the hearing of the case, CJP asked Tariq Fazal Chaudhry “Why you are creating the perception that Imran Khan is being given leniency by the court?, what can SC do? If govt was not taking the decision, remarked.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief Justice of Pakistan also challenged anyone concerned to prove him wrong in this connection.

Imran Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan told the court that Minister for Information Mariyam Aurangzeb could be heard terming Imran Khan Ladla of Supreme Court. The CJP said that the minister would have to appear before the court and explain her statements, otherwise, face the consequences.

Earlier, Former Chairman of National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) Ayaz Khan Niazi was Arrested after the Supreme Court’s directions in the mega land scam case.

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The court also ordered the immediate arrest of Mohsin Habib Warraich, the other primary accused in the case.

During the hearing, the Chief Justice observed that Niazi lives in a two kanal house while his cars are also not registered in his name.

Chief Justice Nisar also directed the authorities to deal with Niazi as per the law. At present, Niazi was on bail in the cases filed against him. However, with the investigation of the case being transferred from the FIA to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the bails stood cancelled.

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