CJP Saqib Nisar Retirement: The populist era will end today

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Chief Justice of Pakistan or CJP Saqib Nisar Retirement will end the popular era on Thursday (today).

CJP Saqib Nisar Retirement is on January 17, today. However, his era will be highly remembered for several decades.

CJP Saqib Nisar began his career on May 22, 1998, when he became a judge of the Lahore High Court. Later he took oath under the PCO in 2000 after the coup by army however declined to take oath during the PCO of November, 2007.


On February 18, 2010, he was moved to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. On 3rd December 2016, he became Chief Justice of Pakistan. However, his tenure as the Supreme Court judge can be elaborated into several phases.

CJP Saqib Nisar movement to the Supreme Court was also the sensational one. The Pakistan Peoples Party or PPP drove government had designated him as the chief justice of LHC and raised Khawaja Sharif in the apex court without assent of the previous CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry.

On the other side CJP Saqib Nisar declined to become the chief justice of LHC. In this way, the PPP government pulled back its choice and straightforwardly hoisted him to the SC with assent of the CJP.

Amid Justice Iftikhar tenure (2009-13), when the judiciary was accepting forces of every single other organization, Justice Nisar had raised a voice of difference.

In contrast to different judges, CJP Saqib Nisar wanted to make parameters for public interestunder Article 184 (3) of Constitution.

A few inquiries were raised about creation of benches in prominent cases amid his era. Indeed, even a few judges transparently restricted exercise of the public interest jurisdiction.

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