CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa teaches Pakistanis a forgotten lesson from Quranic verse
ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa remarked on Friday that we [judiciary] have started taking actions against false testimonies and hopefully will bring back the truth in courts.
Hearing a review petition on a murder case, the top judge observed that people who can’t dare to speak the truth should not demand justice.
The chief justice remarked that suspects are released from jails on false testimonies and then the judiciary is blamed for this travesty of justice.
‘There is no justice without truth,’ the top judge remarked and quoted Quranic verse to bolster his point.
“Truth is spoken because of Allah’s commandment. Allah has directed us to speak the truth even if it goes against parents, siblings or close associates,” the chief justice remarked.
The apex court bench led by the chief justice later dismissed the review petition filed by victim Tariq Mehmood’s brother.