On Friday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, declared that the Supreme Judicial Council is very active now and the process of accountability has now commenced. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar stated recently.
“All judges will be held accountable now,” the chief justice said.
“People have been crying and dying but are not getting injustice,” he added.
The top judge stated, “Supreme Court’s bench number 1 has wrapped up 7,000 cases but when we ask judges they say only 20 cases have been wrapped up.”
Justice Nisar warned, “Those judges, who issue verdicts on very few cases, will also be tried under Article 209.”
Just a day before, President Arif Alvi removed Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui from the post of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge due to the recommendation by the Supreme Judicial Council.
The SJC had recommended the removal of Justice Siddiqui from the Supreme court office over his controversial speech before the District Bar Association, Rawalpindi on 21 July, 2018.
In his speech, Justice Siddiqui blamed the higher judiciary for the country’s ‘deplorable’ state of affairs.