PM welcomes CJP's statement on punishing those who give false testimony

Imran Khan stresses that the ‘journey towards truth’ is a journey towards new Pakistan


News Desk March 05, 2019
PM Imran Khan. PHOTO: PID

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa’s statement on punishing those who give false testimony.

In a tweet today, the premier said journey towards truth is a journey towards new Pakistan.

He said nations across the world become great because they have a higher value system.

The premier said Muslim civilization's foundation was a state of Medina with truthfulness as the core of value.

On March 4, the top court judge announced that the Supreme Court was starting a 'journey towards truth' that would entail strict action against those found to be guilty of having given false testimony in cases.

CJP vows stern action against false testimonies

The chief justice made the observation while dismissing a murder case after it was found out that it was based on a false testimony given by a police officer.

“All those who have given testimonies, beware. We are starting a journey towards truth from today — March 4,” said the CJP.

“If any part of any testimony is found to be false, the whole of it [the testimony] will be disregarded,” the chief justice warned. “People who lie in testimonies have ruined the [judicial] system,” he remarked.

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