Army chief could be summoned: CJP
Expresses displeasure over IG FC press conference, Says bodies turn up of those providing evidence against FC
Staff ReporterQuetta—The Supreme Court on Monday resumed the hearing in the Balochistan law and order case.
A three-judge bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Jawad S. Khwaja was hearing the case.
The chief justice expressed displeasure over the press conference recently held by Inspector General of Frontier Corps (FC), Major General, Obaidullah Khan Khattak. He said it was not the business of an official serving in a uniform to hold a press conference.
PM rules out reference against CJP Stresses more education spendings in Muslim world
Islamabad—Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that there was no need to send any reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.
In his brief talk with media after addressing the two day Vice Chancellors’ Forum on higher education in the Islamic world, the prime minister said that he can not make any comment on Arsalan Iftikhar case as the matter is subjudice.
The prime minister said that only a section of the press had been projecting the issue of sending a reference against the chief justice.
SC not to allow dragging Arslan’s issue for long
Islamabad—The Supreme Court on Monday said that it could not allow Arsalan Iftikhar’s issue for long as it was widely debated across the country due to its significance.
It asked the interior secretary through Attorney General for Pakistan to provide security to Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after accepting his request on security concerns.
It also directed Zahid Hussain Bukhari, counsel for Malik Riaz Hussain, to submit his concise statement till Tuesday. Ali Muhammad Riaz, chief executive of the Bahira Town was also ordered to appear in person.
US withdraws negotiators, no supply deal
Washington—The United States has withdrawn negotiators from Pakistan after talks failed to produce an agreement on reopening vital Nato supply routes into Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Monday.
“The decision was reached to bring the team home for a short period of time,” Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.
The team of negotiators had been in Pakistan for about six weeks, he said, as US officials had believed they were close to a deal with Islamabad to lift the blockade on Nato convoys.