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Police stations are auctioned here: CJ

By our correspondents
July 21, 2016

Says there are many tales to tell but they are careful about expressing things

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Wednesday remarked that they were living in a country where police stations were auctioned and the officials appointed there were earning huge amounts of money. 

He said that there were many tales to tell but they were constrained not to speak. The CJP stated this during the hearing of the corruption case of Balochistan’s former food minister Asfandyar Kakar and Food Controller Abdul Wali Kakar. Justice Tariq Pervaiz Khan was also included in with the SC against bail of Asfandyar Kakar and Abdul Wali Kakar. Syed Iftikhar Gilani Advocate represented the accused. The NAB Law Officer told the court that the Bureau had filed one corruption case against the accused while the second case was also ready to be filed after the approval of the Executive Board of the NAB. He asked the court to cancel their bail. 

However Syed Iftikhar Gillani Advocate representing the accused opposed the NAB plea saying that the high court decision to approve bail application of his clients was correct.

Iftikhar Gillani Advocate said that NAB was playing a drama and its officials after getting their pictures printed in the press were pretending to do hard work in this regard. On this the CJP remarked that there were many tales to narrate, lawyers were free to talk anything but they (judges) had limitations and therefore, they were very careful to express things. The CJP said that they were living in a country where police stations were sold.  

APP adds: Meanwhile The Supreme Court sought satellite image of the National Park area to determine its boundary. The division bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case and remarked that with the fixation of the boundary, jurisdiction of the authority concerned would be determined.

He remarked that strict action should be taken against people who damaged Margallah Hills and the National Park. Justice Tariq Pervez remarked that there was no need of fan in Abbottabad in 1968 but due to environmental pollution now ACs were used in the area.

He remarked that more than half of the mountains in the area had been crushed. He remarked that stone crushing was going on ignoring the court orders and asked what commissioner was doing. The chief justice remarked that illegal work could not be done without supervision of the authorities concerned. The court also accepted individual applications of crushers for hearing and adjourned hearing of the case till first week of August.