Process of accountability has begun: CJP

The Nation

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Friday has said that the process of accountability has begun and the Supreme Judicial Council is very active now.
While heading a bench hearing a case pertaining to the Lahore High Court’s supervisory role over lower courts, the top judge said, “All judges will be held accountable now.”
“People have been crying and dying but are not getting injustice,” he added.
The chief justice said, “Supreme Court’s bench number 1 has wrapped up 7,000 cases but when we ask judges they say only 20 cases have been wrapped up.”
Further, the CJP warned, “Those judges, who issue verdicts on very few cases, will also be tried under Article 209.”
On Thursady, acting upon the recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council, President Arif Alvi removed Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui from the post of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge.
The senior IHC judge had levelled serious allegations on the intelligence agencies for interfering and ‘managing’ judicial affairs.
On the same day Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had also contacted SJC’s Chairman Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to initiate appropriate process against Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s remarks regarding interference of intelligence agency in judicial matters.

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