Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to hear important cases on last day as CJ
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear several important cases on his last day as CJ today.
He will announce the verdict on the Gilgit-Baltistan basic rights case.
A full court reference will be held in his honour at 11:30am today. All judges, attorney general and several high-ranking officials will attend the reference.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard several important cases. The cases, including Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, fake accounts, dual nationality, ground water, use of official vehicles, population growth, lawyers’ fake degrees, removal of bill boards, Zainab murder, reduction in school fee, APS Inquiry Commission, Naqeebullah murder and food shortage in Thar were highlighted in the media.
He formed a bench on the Panama Leaks. During his tenure, he heard 29 suo-motu notices. The first suo motu he took was the Shahzeb murder case.
Justice Nisar started his judicial career on May 22, 1998 when he was elevated as a judge of the Lahore High Court. Later, he took oath under the provisional constitutional order (PCO) in 2000 after a military coup but refused to take oath on the PCO of November, 2007.
On February 18, 2010, he was elevated to the Supreme Court and took oath as the CJP on December 3, 2016. His career as an SC judge can be divided into different phases.
Justice Nisar’s elevation to the SC was a dramatic one. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led government had appointed him as the LHC chief justice and elevated Khawaja Sharif in the apex court without consent of the former CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry.
However, Justice Nisar refused to become the LHC chief justice. Subsequently, the PPP government withdrew its decision and directly elevated him to the SC with consent of the CJP. During Justice Iftikhar era (2009-13), when the judiciary was assuming powers of all other institutions, Justice Nisar had raised a voice of dissent.