Sharifs’ criticism won’t affect judiciary’s stature: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday expressed concerns over ongoing criticism on the Supreme Court in the wake of the Panama gate case judgment.
While hearing the case pertaining to the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders, Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen, the CJP questioned if the reproach was a suitable behaviour for those who uphold law and the Constitution.
The chief justice observed that the criticism would not affect their stature nor will it compel the judges to be ‘dishonest’ with their work. “What could be a higher position than the one they are holding now? Why would they be unfair in their work?” he asked.Justice Nisar was seemingly responding to the comments made by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif where he alleged that the judges of the courts are filled with hatred against him. “The hatred, anger and words of the judges will constitute dark history,” said Nawaz after the Supreme Court dismissed his petition for reviewing the verdict on November 7.