ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of a news published in the Urdu daily Jang attributing remarks to him and summoned its chief editor and publisher Mir Shakeelur Rahman for a clarification.
The Urdu daily on Monday prominently carried a story on its front page with the headline that CJP wants Shehbaz Sharif to become prime minister.
During the course of proceedings, the chief justice asked when did he express the desire for anyone to be elected as prime minister. Everything would be fixed if the newspaper was shut for four days, he added.
The CJP said the court had already rejected Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's statement on the matter.
He directed that a representative of the Jang media group along with its chief editor Mir Shakeelur Rahman should appear in the court Tuesday to clarify the issue.APP/AFP