CJP Justice Saqib Nisar hits back at critics

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CJP Justice Saqib Nisar hits back at critics

ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday hit back at critics who targeted him after his visit to government hospital in Lahore earlier this week.

During the course of hearing a case pertaining to drinking water, the judge said his visit to the medical facility was in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan.

He said it was incumbent upon the judiciary to ensure protection of human lives.

"I want to categorically state that i have no interest in becoming a leader.

"Anybody who wants to criticize me can do so. My visit was aimed at saving human lives.  There was no facility of ventilators in the Meo Hospital 

The chief justice further said that  protection of basic human rights is judiciary's responsibility under the Constitution.