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Supreme Court To Hear Important Cases Today

Islamabad (June 04, 2018): Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday will hear three important cases.

Supreme Court will hear suomoto notice over Tayyaba Torture Case, Constitutional plea regarding Urdu Language and a plea regarding environment filed by Watan Party.

All cases will be heard in the court no 1 of the supreme court.A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Sadiq Nisar will hear the case.

Yesteday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry, after being summoned by the Chief Justice of Pakistan in a case pertaining to corruption in 56 public sector companies.

A two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of a suo motu case earlier today pertaining to the salary structure of government officers and alleged corruption in 56 public-sector companies in Punjab.Asked by the top judge to explain how government officials were “hired on such high salaries”, Shehbaz told the bench that it was not the first time such companies had been formed; in fact, such companies had existed before as well.

Shehbaz then asked the court to allow him a chance to submit his response in the case. Chief Justice Nisar questioned under which law were the officers receiving salaries in millions.“What promise to the public have you fulfilled?” CJP inquired. To this, Shehbaz responded that he had saved the [national exchequer] Rs160 billion.

If there was a penny less than this amount, then he may be punished as deemed fit, he added. During the hearing earlier, attorney general Punjab told the apex court that Shehbaz did not have any role in the companies. To this, Chief Justice Nisar remarked that no activity had taken place [in Punjab] without Shehbaz’s consent.The court also ordered National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to estimate the wealth of chief executive officers of six companies.

“Please investigate how much property these officials own, so that nation’s money can be returned to it,” Chief Justice Nisar asserted.

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