Everyone will be held accountable, even judges: CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday remarked that the Supreme Judicial Council is “very active now” and the process of accountability has begun and will not cease till everyone goes through the pincer of accountability.

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“All judges will be held accountable now,” the chief justice said while heading a bench hearing a case pertaining to the Lahore High Court’s supervisory role over lower courts.

“People have been crying and dying but are not getting justice,” he added.

Justice Nisar warned, “Those judges, who issue verdicts on very few cases and delay cases, will also be tried under Article 209.”

A day earlier, President Arif Alvi removed Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui from the post of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge in the light of a recommendation by the Supreme Judicial Council.

The SJC had recommended removal of Justice Siddiqui from his office over his controversial speech before the District Bar Association, Rawalpindi on 21 July, 2018. Justice Siddiqui in his speech had blamed the higher judiciary for the country’s ‘deplorable’ state of affairs.

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