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CJP hints at life imprisonment for false testimonies | Pakistan

A bench headed by the chief justice heard a case concerning motion in opposition to false witnesses. Photograph: File

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday hinted at life imprisonment for individuals who give false testimonies. 

A bench headed by the chief justice heard a case concerning motion in opposition to false witnesses. Mohammad Arshad, who had issued a false testimony in ASI Mazhar Hussain’s homicide case, appeared earlier than the courtroom.

Because the listening to went underneath method, CJP Khosa remarked, “As per the regulation, life imprisonment is handed to those that give false testimonies.” 

Turning to the suspect, the chief justice remarked, “You’re a guardian of the nation and thus are a guardian witness.” When Arshad responded, “I work for the desire of God”, CJP Khosa requested, “Do you additionally lie within the will of God?”

“He [Arshad] says that he noticed the suspect in torchlight, nevertheless, different witnesses declare that it was pitch darkish there. A person was sentenced to loss of life over your testimony, inform us why we should not conduct an inquiry in opposition to you?” Justice Khosa additional questioned. “You gave a false testimony to avoid wasting the police,” he added. 

Justice Khosa then requested the Punjab prosecutor normal concerning what the courtroom can do on this matter. “A trial courtroom will conduct an inquiry on the matter on the state’s request and the suspect’s testimony and medical report can be examined.”

The courtroom then went on break and because the listening to resumed, the chief justice requested the suspect, “You stated pellets hit your leg as properly. Have been you carrying a pant made out of metal?”

In response, Arshad stated, “I eliminated the pellets from my arm and preserve that I solely spoke the reality.” Justice Khosa then remarked, “The primary assertion you issued was additionally underneath oath.”

Wrapping up the case, the courtroom rejected Arshad’s testimony and transferred it to an anti-terrorism courtroom. 

“Muhammad Arshad lied earlier than an anti-terrorism courtroom. The Supreme Courtroom can not conduct the trial of a false witness and a firstclass Justice of the Peace conducts the trial in such instances,” Justice Khosa stated.



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