Law and Constitution being targeted: CJP
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar points out criticism outside court
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.