Pakistan

KARACHI – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will hear multiple cases of public interest at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Sunday (today).

A bench headed by the chief justice is set to hear several crucial cases, such as the Manchar Lake pollution case, Sindh water commission case, the case related to the occupation of public parks, corruption in Sindh police and load-shedding in Karachi.

On the other side, Karachi’s Martin Quarters and FC Area residents are protesting against the eviction notices to them for vacating illegally occupied government residences, reports Geo News.

On the night of July 16, residents of the two localities took to the streets outside the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Bahadurabad office after they were served eviction notices.

MQM leader Kanwar Naveed Jamil had said the protesters had been living in the area for a long time and asking them to leave is unjust, adding that they have been MQM voters for the past 30 years.

CJP to hear cases at Lahore registry

CJP Saqib Nisar will hear multiple cases of public interest at Lahore registry of the Supreme Court all of next week from Monday.

A three-judge bench headed by the chief justice and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan has been constituted for the Lahore registry.

Prominent cases to be taken up by the bench on Monday included excessive fee structure of private medical colleges, disposal of hospital and sewerage waste, air pollution, untreated effluent being discharged in Budhi drain by a private chemical factory and lack of adequate health care facilities in Defence, Lahore.

Chief Justice would also address the launch ceremony of a book written by retired justice Fakharunisa Khokhar on Monday.

A circular issued by the Supreme Court says that July 25 has been declared a court holiday on account of general elections, however, the CJP would be available at the Lahore registry for an urgent hearing of any case, if requested.