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Judiciary Doesn’t Act On Behest Of Anyone, Asserts CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has affirmed that judiciary neither gets influenced by anyone nor takes the suggestion of any person while taking actions.

These remarks came into limelight as a three-judge Apex Court bench on Tuesday heard the video scandal involving Accountability Judge Arshad Malik.

“Whatever the court has to do, it will do by itself and not anyone’s demands. The judicial system does not run on anyone’s behest. The search of truth has been a universal motive even before the arrival of men onto face of the earth”, CJP Asif Khosa remarked while addressing Petitioner Ishtiaq Mirza’s lawyer Munir Sadiq.

The top court had approved the hearing of the video scandal on July 12.

A citizen of Islamabad named, Ishtiaq Ahmed Mirza has filed the petition in the SC insisting the superior court to order an investigation of the purported video and take action against those involved as contempt of court to retain the dignity of the judiciary.

The petition viewed that the inquiry will respond to questions raised on the judiciary’s dignity, respect and independence and insisted the court investigating the matter at all cost.

The petition has made the federal government, Shahbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi and Raja Zafar Ul Haq while the main character of the video Judge Arshad Malik and Nasir Butt also made the respondents in the petition.