Supreme Court (SC) has adjourned the hearing of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) employees pension case for two weeks.

The hearing was adjourned due to the ailment of the lawyer. The court accepted Khalid Anwar’s plea for adjournment. The hearing of the case was adjourned for two weeks.A three-member SC bench presided over by Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the case. SC had ordered to pay pensions to employees of NBP equal to government employees.

SC bans using ‘sahib’ for govt officials

The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the use of the word “sahib” with the titles of government officials.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the bail application of a suspect in the murder of a nine-year-old child in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, during which the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa additional advocate general (AAG) appeared in the Supreme Court.

During the hearing, the Supreme Court expressed its indignation over the quality of investigation by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police. Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa reprimanded the public prosecutor for calling a deputy superintendent of police ‘sir’.

The chief justice remarked that by saying “sir” they have spoiled the minds of everyone, adding that the official was only a DSP and that too ineligible.

Justice Isa remarked police did not work in investigations. “Supreme Court has been made court of magistrate. Is it some joke? Should there be no arguments and we go on seeing faces of lawyers merely. Was one file so much heavy that two officers brought it from KP to Islamabad. Petrol and TA DA free. While getting print from WhatsApp is costly,” he added. The court granted bail to the accused.

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