Never said people should rise up against the government, clarifies Chief Justice

Islamabad, October 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):Reference to a misleading and concocted news item regarding remarks attributed to the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali during the hearing of Orange Line Train Project case on 13.10.2016, published in the section of media today i.e. 14.10.2016 under caption “monocracy exist in this country in the name of democracy but it is for the people who voted the rulers to power to stand up against them”.

The news item gives the impression as if the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan is inciting people against the rulers of Pakistan. Therefore, it is clarified that the news item as reported that people should stand up against the rulers is totally false, baseless and misleading. In fact, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan had remarked, “people should carefully assess the situation and prudently use their right to vote while electing their representatives”. Moreover, it is required that the media should exercise caution instead of creating sensationalism through their reporting in the media which distort the actual facts.

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Supreme Court of Pakistan
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