Asghar Khan Case: CJP expresses anger on federal government over lack of progress

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar  expressed anger on the federal government over lack of progress in the Asghar Khan case, as he resumed hearing the case a day after returning from a foreign visit.


The top judge, resumed his duties on Thursday morning after he came back from the International tour last night.

A three-member bench, headed by the CJP, heard the case at Supreme Court Lahore Registry. The bench also comprises Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik and Justice Gulzar Ahmed.

On May 8, the apex court gave a week’s time to the federal government to summon a cabinet meeting to determine what action to take in light of the case verdict.

Appearing before the court, the attorney general (AG) requested the court for more time. “Please give us some time to summon a meeting of the cabinet,” he said.

To which, an enraged CJP remarked: “The cabinet should hold a meeting today and take a decision. You must tell us about cabinet’s decision today only.”


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