Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Friday (today) termed the coverage of yesterday’s proceeding ‘irresponsible’ and clarified that he never said that people should stand up against the government.
While hearing the case pertaining to the Punjab government’s Orange Line Metro Train project, the chief justice clarified that no judge can make such irresponsible remarks in the courtroom.
He further said that he only asked people to vote for the right person as it is for the people who vote the rulers to power.
Earlier on Thursday, the CJP had observed that monarchy and not democracy was being practised in the country.
“Historical heritage sites are our identification but they are being effaced in the name of Orange Line Metro Train project,” Justice Jamali remarked, adding, “People are being joked with in the name of democracy. They should now exercise their right to vote cautiously and carefully while electing their representatives.”