CJP expresses serious concerns over false testimony

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CJP expresses serious concerns over false testimony

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khan Khosa expressed his serious concerns over false testimony and said life imprisonment must be awarded to those who give false testimony as per law.

He said this while referring the case of false testimony of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Khizar Hayat to the Sessions Court Narowal. The chief justice said, “From onward we are going to start a journey against false testimony and staring from this witness (Khizar) who lied. All witnesses should know that even if a small portion of testimony is based on lie, it will be rejected.”

A three-member bench, headed by the chief justice, heard the case regarding false testimony. During the course of proceedings, ASI Khizer Hayat appeared before the court and pleaded to order the Sessions Court to hear his case without influence of the apex court’s observations.

The chief justice said Khizar had given a false testimony in Narowal murder case which was totally against the spirit of law under oath. According to the police record, he was on holiday and moreover, high court had also observed him as liar. The court, later on, transferred the Khizar case to Narowal Sessions Court and ordered an inquiry against him.