SEP 22, 2018: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Saturday that enemies of the country are hatching conspiracies.
“Our enemies can’t hurt us by using sheer force and [this is] making them resort to plotting conspiracies,” Justice Nisar said.
Addressing lawyers at the district bar room in Chitral, he said efforts were needed to pay off the country’s burgeoning foreign debt, which has slowed down its economic development.
The CJP said it was a matter of great concern that each Pakistani was in debt amounting to Rs170,000.
He said the enemies of Pakistan knew they could not defeat the country militarily, so they have now resorted to other means to weaken our motherland.
Underlying the need for building water reservoirs, Justice Nisar said there was a dire need to construct dams.
He warned that the situation would get worse if corrective steps were not taken as the country was faced with acute shortage of water.
Earlier this month, the Chief Justice gave ‘last warning’ to those who were criticizing the Supreme Court for collecting donations for the construction of dams.
“No matter how powerful anybody is, we will take them to the task,” said the chief justice while hearing the Dadocha Dam construction case.
The chief justice also asked political leaders to refrain from fulfilling someone else’s agenda of criticizing the Supreme Court’s initiative regarding the construction of dams.
Without referring PPP senior leader Khursheed Shah, the chief justice said one political leader had said that the Supreme Court should form a political party.
In another case, the chief justice said as schoolchildren have also started giving denotations in dams fund, now no one can stop the march towards construction of dams.