Flawed policies behind surge in population of motherland: CJP
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday called for immediate steps to address the issue of alarming growth in population whereas Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government will leave no stone unturned in implementing task force recommendations to curb population growth in the country.
While addressing to national symposium on ' Alarming Population Growth in Pakistan', here, the Chief Justice expressed that Pakistan population will be approximately doubled in the next 30 years, adding by that time country's water and food resources would be severally depleted.
Earlier, during hearing a human right matter a three-member bench of the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had issued directives to form a Task Force to devise mechanism to curb population growth in the country.
The Task Force gave eight point recommendations specifying clear priorities, roles, responsibilities and timeline for action. All the recommendations ISLAMABAD: Punjab government Wednesday assured the Supreme Court to form new Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into Model Town incident where a skirmish between Punjab police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers took lives of 14 people including two women and more than hundred people sustained serious injuries during 2014.
Taking up application of one of the PAT worker Bisma Amjad whose mother was killed during the incident; a five-member larger bench of the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar accepted her plea and issued directives to Punjab government for reconstitution of JIT in the matter.
It would be the third investigation team to probe the same matter as PAT had shown no confidence over the findings of last two probes in the Model Town incident on the grounds that impartiality of the team was in question. It is worth mentioning that member from inter-services intelligence and military intelligence was part of the earlier two JITs in the matter.
Appearing before the larger bench, PAT chairman Dr. Qadri claimed due process of law was not observed during investigation of the matter saying an FIR was launched after two months protest of the PAT in Islamabad. Dr. Qadri submitted that neither statement of victims was recorded nor PAT turned up before the earlier formed investigation teams, adding then how it could be said a fair investigation.
Former premier Nawaz Sharif, then Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shahbaz, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar and retired inspector general police of Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera and others are accused persons behind the incident. Currently, the matter is under adjudication before the Anti-Terrorism court of Lahore which had indicted Sukhera in the case.
On Wednesday, during the course
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar presenting an appreciation shield to Prime Minister Imran Khan at the National Symposium on "Alarming Population Growth in Pakistan: Call for Action", here at SupremeCourt of Pakistan, Wednesday. - PID photo