Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday picked up and tossed the mobile phone of a sessions judge after admonishing him for using the device during court hours.
The incident happened during Justice Nisar’s surprise visit to the lower courts in Larkana to observe their proceedings.
While visiting city court-III, Chief Justice Nisar grabbed the sessions judge’s cellphone and flung it on his table. He then asked the judge of the cases he had heard since morning. The judge said he had heard three cases since morning. To this, the CJP shot back: “How can we ensure provision of justice when judicial process is so slow?
“Where are Sindh and Pakistan going? … What are you doing for the cases of missing persons? … Wrap up these cases swiftly,” he added.
Separately, Justice Nisar met different members of the lawyer fraternity and clarified to them that he would not be harassed by their protests and strikes.
“The protests and strikes don’t scare me. I have left my seat and travelled to ensure that justice is dispensed. Even you can play a progressive role in that,” he told the lawyers.