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CJP Sojourns Further Suo Motu Notices

On Tuesday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar, declared not to take new suo motu notices until ongoing suo motu cases are cleared.

Supreme Court of Pakistan will not affect the administrative policies other than to point out the issues which are considered unavoidable, said CJP. He further added that lawyers must “assist the court in matters related to public interest”.

He expressed these views during the hearing of a suo motu case of human trafficking.

In the past few months, from brutal rapes to extra-judicial killings, CJP too many suo motu notices of numerous cases in the last couple of months. His suo motu instructions expedited the processes and facilitated the victims to be served with speedy justice.

His latest suo motu notices are inclusive of Naqeebullah Mehsud in an alleged ‘encounter’ in Karachi by former SSP Rao Anwar. Despite his suo motu, Anwar remains at large while IG Sindh police, A. D. Khawaja, have strict orders to arrest him.

The CJP also took suo motu notices of the killing of Zainab, Asma Rani and four-year-old Asma in Kohat and Mardan correspondingly.