CJP Justice Saqib Nisar responds to the court criticism

CJP Justice Saqib Nisar responds to the court criticism

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that the court is displaying extreme patience with regards to what is being said [about it] outside.

He made the remarks while heading the three-member bench hearing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi's petition seeking the disqualification from Parliament of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen over non-declaration of assets and ownership of offshore companies.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Nisar said further that "the law and Constitution are being targeted. Is this a sign of patriotism?"

The chief justice said further that it is amazing that so many things are being said yet the court does not react, adding that this practice of the bench should be appreciated.

On Wednesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the apex court and is facing corruption cases ordered by it, questioned the bias of the judges.

While hearing the matter of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the bench dismissed therequest of Abbasi's counsel Akram Sheikh to summon Imran's1997 election nomination papers.