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ISLAMABAD – Throwing away the 3D combination puzzle after spending an entire work day on it, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has said it is not the judiciary’s job to solve stupid puzzles.
His comments came 11 hours after he had initiated work on the Rubik’s Cube, for which donation of ideas and tips was also sought.
The CJP said that the apex court could only maintain a supervisory role — concerning the solving of the cube — in the name of transparency.
“The Supreme Court will not interfere in solving stupid frustrating puzzles that are impossible to complete, nor will it meddle in the designing and structural plans of these puzzles or their solutions, but will ensure that no one makes illegal moves, or embezzles the time allocated for the projects,” the CJP said while heading a three-judge bench collectively trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
At 11 am on July 30, two hours after the proceedings had begun, the Supreme Court had ordered that an account be opened for the purpose of collecting ideas, directing all concerned authorities to take immediate action after the bench unanimously decided to spend the day trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
Senior counsel Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan also suggested during the hearing that the court maintain an advisory role, and let the puzzle solvers take responsibility for the solving of the cube.
The court, however, seems to have deliberately avoided talking about trying to resolve the Laurel or Yanny puzzle considering its controversial status. Nevertheless, the bench observed that the the Laurel or Yanny question – just like the ‘blue and black or white and gold’ dress question – would require a consensus among the nation.