CJP takes notice of road blockades for assisting VIP movement | Pakistan Today

CJP takes notice of road blockades for assisting VIP movement

  • In another notice, CJP summons health, medical colleges’ senior officials

Following the angry commuters’ action against the blockade of a road on Friday in Karachi, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken a suo motu notice of the frequent blockade of roads for VVIP movement all over the country.

Taking the notice on Monday, the chief justice ordered the authorities concerned to submit a report on the matter.

It has become a frequent practice in the country to block the roads, with no regards for traffic flow, in order to assist ‘smooth and safe’ movement of higher officials of the state’s institutions. The practice adds to the woes of public and enables, in fact, strengthens the VVIP culture in the country.

The public, however, has reached a tipping point. In Karachi on Friday, Karachiites forced traffic police to re-open the busy Shahrah-e-Quaideen, which had been blocked to accommodate VVIP movement.


After coming down hard on the Punjab government for its failure to improve health conditions, CJP Nisar’s next task is making the Sindh government focus on its health sector. He has also directed government-run hospitals’ and medical colleges’ senior officials to appear before the court on Jan 13 (Saturday) at the Supreme Court Branch Registry, Karachi.

 Taking a suo moto notice of the hospital conditions in Karachi, the CJP called for a report from departments concerned while directing all the Medical Superintendents to appear in the court on Saturday. He further sought details of the availability of required qualified doctors and nursing staff.

Similarly, he has also taken notice of admission in private medical colleges in the province and sought a report from concerned authorities besides sending notices to them for personal appearance before the court that also included CEOs, owners of private medical colleges in Karachi.

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