The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday said suo motu notices are taken only to ensure that citizens are granted their rights.
Addressing a gathering of officials from the Balochistan High Court Bar, the chief justice remarked that it is upsetting that no petition from the province on rights has been accepted which results in suo motu notices being taken.
“This is not a clarification on my behalf, and neither should the media take it as such,” the CJP clarified.
The top judge further said that he has returned home to his brothers and urged the people of Balochistan to invest in education for their children. He also added that the struggle for education will have to be fought by the people themselves.
“People of the province need to stand up for themselves, and no one can exploit you over your weaknesses. People from abroad come and settle in Balochistan, why not make it more livable,” he stressed.
Yesterday, the CJP summoned former chief ministers of Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, to appear before the court and explain their role in the development and governance of the province.
Incumbent Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo also appeared in court along with Health Minister Mir Majid Abro. Following the hearing, the two accompanied the chief justice during his visit to hospitals in the provincial capital.
The CJP further questioned the state of health and education facilities in Balochistan during the hearing of the doctors strike case at the Supreme Court’s Quetta registry. The hearing focused on the deteriorating condition of government hospitals and medical colleges in the province.