Law and Con­sti­tu­tion be­ing tar­geted: CJP

Jus­tice Mian Saqib Nisar points out crit­i­cism out­side court

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Chief Jus­tice of Pak­istan Jus­tice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thurs­day that "the law and Con­sti­tu­tion are be­ing tar­geted," and won­dered whether this "is a sign of pa­tri­o­tism".

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

Dur­ing the hear­ing, Chief Jus­tice Nisar re­marked that the court is dis­play­ing ex­treme pa­tience with re­gards to what is be­ing said [about it] out­side.

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.

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