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PTI Chairman Imran Khan meets former CJP Saqib Nisar in Lahore

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Ex-chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar presenting an appreciation shield to ex-prime minister Imran Khan in Islamabad in December 2018. —APP/File
Ex-chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar presenting an appreciation shield to ex-prime minister Imran Khan in Islamabad in December 2018. —APP/File

  • Saqib Nisar meets Imran Khan at Lahore's Zaman Park residence of PTI chairman.
  • Sources say PTI chairman wanted to meet ex-CJP.
  • Nisar says he expressed concerns over anti-judiciary campaign.


LAHORE: Ousted prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan met former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar Wednesday to discuss political matters.

Sources informed Geo News that the ex-prime minister had wanted to meet the former chief justice, therefore, Nisar came to Khan's residence at Lahore's Zaman Park.

Following the meeting, Nisar told Geo News that he expressed concerns over the campaign against judiciary on social media platforms during the meeting with Khan.

"I told Imran Khan that the perception being created about the judiciary was wrong [...] I told him that there are very good and competent judges present," Nisar said.

Nisar said that the ex-premier did not discuss Punjab's political situation with him — as the oath-taking cermeony of Chief Minister-elect Hamza Shahbaz is yet to take place despite Lahore High Court's (LHC) orders.

However, the former chief justice said both of them discussed legal options, but he did not specify what those legal options pertained to.

Nisar was appointed as Pakistan's top judge in 2016 and he laid down his judicial robes in 2019.