–Top judge remarks ‘work, work, and only work’ vital element of Jinnah’s thought
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday criticised the government for observing an official holiday on Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birth anniversary.
The top judge remarked that “work, work, and only work” was an important element of Jinnah’s thought.
“We remember him, who put everything at stake to create this country, by taking a day off,” he observed while adding that working on the anniversary would constitute a tribute to him.
The remarks were made as CJP Nisar heard a case regarding the legal status of private universities in Pakistan in order to let them present criteria to the court for granting charters to educational institutes.
The federal health and law ministers were summoned for the hearing.
“Call the ministers, tell them to work here [instead of] observing a holiday on Quaid-e-Azam Day,” the top judge remarked.
The state prosecutor informed the court that committees constituted to evaluate the legal status of universities would meet on Friday. In response, CJP Nisar remarked that a final report over the matter should be submitted to the court.
Hearing over the issue was then adjourned.