CJP warns to take strict action against false testimony
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Monday announced to take strict action against false testimony.
The Supreme Court bench headed by the chief justice heard a murder case. During the hearing, the chief justice has remarked that the court is starting a journey towards truth from today, which will entail strict action against those found to be guilty of having given false testimony in court cases.
CJP Khosa dismissed a murder case after it was found out that it was based on a false testimony given by a police officer. “All those who have given testimonies, beware. We are starting a journey towards truth from today, March 4,” the chief justice said.
“If any part of any testimony is found to be false, the whole of it [the testimony] will be disregarded,” the chief justice warned. “People who lie in testimonies have ruined the [judicial] system,” he remarked.
CJP ordered legal proceedings against a policeman on for committing perjury.
It is worth mentioning here that ASI Khizar Hayat, who was summoned by the court over allegations of giving false account of a murder incident, was appeared before the bench today.
“You were on duty in Wahdat Colony Lahore, while become a witness in a murder incident in Narowal,” Chief Justice Khosa addressing the policeman said. ” I have given statement on the oath,” the ASI replied.
“Giving false account of an incident on oath is a crime. You should have fear of God, if not the fear of people,” the CJP said.
“Being a policeman you gave false testimony,” the chief justice said. Entire witness account rejected if a part of the statement proves false, Chief Justice Khosa said.
“Either, you were not on duty on the day or you have such a sharp eyesight that you saw the incident in Narowal while sitting in Lahore,” the chief justice said.
The chief justice observed that the law recommends life imprisonment for the offenders of perjury. The bench sent the matter to Sessions Judge Narowal with the directives of legal action against the ASI accused of perjury.