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Tuesday Mar 12 2019
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CJP says accused are acquitted due to false testimonies and questions are raised at court

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 Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday remarked that accused persons are acquitted on the basis of false testimonies and questions are later raised at courts

During the hearing of a case regarding false testimony, the chief justice remarked, that this case is facing the same problems as other cases. “Despite knowing that God is hearing everything, witnesses give false testimony,” he said.

The top judge continued, “Accused are acquitted owing to false testimonies and then it is said that the court has acquitted them. Questions are raised as to why the court acquitted them.”

“If the evidence and testimony are false, how can the court award a sentence,” he asked.

Earlier, the top judge had announced that the court will be taking strict action against those who give false testimony. He had added, that if any part of the testimony was found out to be false, the entire testimony would be disregarded. 

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