• “I don’t know any lion. These Judges are the real lions, CJP

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    Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, while hearing the case of media commission observed that the court is displaying patience, explaining that anti-judiciary slogans were raised outside the apex court on Friday after the Article 62 verdict.

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday remarked that slogans of ‘Long dead judiciary’ were raised after disqualification case.

    His remarks came during the hearing of media commission case in Supreme Court.

    The media commission case is based on petitions filed by senior journalists Hamid Mir and Absar Alam in 2013 regarding issues faced by the media and the government’s use of ‘secret funds’ to influence media.

    Alam was later appointed the PEMRA chairman but removed last year on the orders of the Lahore High Court.

    Expressing resentment, the CJP said that women are bring forward as a shelter however; they would have come at forefront themselves if had any honour.

    “I don’t know any lion. These are the real lions,” the chief justice observed pointing towards the fellow judges, adding that, “respect should be shown [to us] equal to that given to elders”.

    Referring to the judiciary’s critics, Chief Justice Nisar added that they take shelter behind women but if they had any honour they would appear themselves.

    Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the media’s independence is conditional on the judiciary, explaining that if the judiciary is weak then the media will be too.

    During the hearing, the AAG stated that they are aware that the issues raised by the chief justice will be concluded by him before leaving office.

    Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the media’s independence is conditional on the judiciary, explaining that if the judiciary is weak then the media will be too.

    The chief justice responded that this case was not initiated by him but he will conclude it.

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