We have no power to legislate, says CJP Saqib Nisar

10 Apr, 2018 5:38 pm

QUETTA (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said that they have no power to legislate and those having the power do not legislate.

Addressing the lawyers on Tuesday, he said that the target-killing incidents have made him shameful.

The CJP said that the provision of basic human rights is their top priority. “There are too much cases in courts that we cannot hear,” he said.

He asked the lawyers not to go on strike and support them.

CJP SUMMONS BALOCHISTAN EX-CMS: The health and education secretaries of Balochistan faced the ire of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar as he resumed hearing a suo motu case on various issues of public interest.

The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case.


The chief justice asked about the absence of former Balochistan chief ministers; upon which the lawyer said that the former chief ministers are currently in Turbat due to which they failed to appear before the court. The court then summoned both former chief ministers on April 30.

During the hearing, the chief justice remarked that the provincial government has failed to provide governance. The education secretary responded further that a lack of funds restricts improvement in the sector and also blamed the teachers’ union of politicizing everything.

The chief justice then instructed the education secretary to submit a policy report in 15 days, observing that, “I used to think the situation is Sindh is dire but there is nothing here”.




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