‘Good riddance’: Twitter bids farewell to Justice Nisar


As former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar retired from his post as the top judge on January 17, the country bid farewell to the outgoing chief justice and the #SaqibNisar hashtag was seen trending on Twitter as people took to their social media and posted their reactions.

A Twitter user Jaffar Shirazi said, “Thank God a self-promoting government official retired today. Mr Saqib Nisar tried to fix everything except his own department #CJP #SaqibNisar.”

Another user Hassan Siddiqui said, “I TOO WANT TO BUILD A DAM ⚊ A DAM AGAINST FAKE CASES, AGAINST PENDING CASES”. – Justice was a Nightmare. I hope, the new will improve the efficiency of our judiciary system and bring some structural reforms.”


While another was thankful for the end of the “suo motu” era.

“Today marks an end of a dark chapter for lawyers and law students when CJ Saqib Nisar forced many of us to unlearn “law” and forgot code of conduct for a judge and did nothing to reform his own institution. Good Riddance politely said! #SaqibNisar,” said another user.

Another Twitter user, Idrees said, “Good ridden ex CJ . You, Sir, will be remembered as the puppet of Establishment who violated international legal norms. You throughout your tenure behaved like a character from Punjabi films. You will also be remembered for your cheap publicity stunts.”

While some were appreciative for his efforts, Muhammad Basharat Raja said, “Let history judge its judgments but Justice Saqib Nisar would certainly be remembered for his proactive role. Best wishes for Justice on his appointment as .”


As another Twitter user said, “The of should be followed by next . Hats off to his brilliant efforts in , , national effort against , , & poor


Zakaria Shah said, “Former , did a marvellous job. You can’t give justice and hear cases for everyone in a limited time period. I hope the new , follows the same legacy of judicial activism.”

During his time at the Supreme Court, the former top judge heard many high profile cases, including the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif among others.

He was appointed to the office on December 31, 2016, and is succeeded by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa who was sworn in as the country’s 26th chief justice on Friday. He was born on December 21, 1954, in Dera Ghazi Khan.