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SC orders Shahbaz to reimburse Rs5.5m to kitty for Punjab govt ad carrying his picture

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  1. koolio

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    The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to reimburse the national exchequer Rs5.5 million after a Punjab government newspaper advertisement carrying his photograph was displayed in court during hearing of a suo motu case on hefty ad expenditure by provincial governments.

    A three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, which was hearing the case at the Lahore registry, took exception to the extravagant sums of money doled out on advertisements by the Punjab government annually.

    In a previous hearing of the case, the CJP had observed that taxpayers' money was being used for self-promotion and big ads were awarded at the nation's expense.

    There is no water in state-run schools, no medicine available in public hospitals, and yet provincial government's spend taxpayers' money on massive advertisements, the CJP had said, adding that provincial governments would have to promote their work at their own expense.

    The CJP also wondered whether such expenditures are equal to pre-poll rigging.

    The provincial information secretary told the court today that Rs120m was spent on advertisements by the provincial government in one month.

    "Rs120m in one month amounts to Rs1.5 billion worth of advertisements in a year," Justice Nisar remarked, inquiring what the procedure for issuing advertisements was.

    "How much did this advertisement cost?" the CJP asked after being shown a newspaper clipping of an ad depicting Shahbaz Sharif. Upon being informed that it cost Rs5.5m, he said that the money could have been used to provide medicines to citizens instead.

    The CJP was critical of the money spent on the ad and asked whether the country was someone's kingdom.

    The provincial chief secretary told the court that the purpose of the advertisement in question was to show the development work completed by the government in the past five years.

    The apex court ordered the Punjab government, PML-N, the All Pakistan Newspapers Society and Punjab chief minister to submit their replies in the case.

    Source Dawn https://www.dawn.com/news/1393944/s...kitty-for-punjab-govt-ad-carrying-his-picture
     
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    5.5 millions only....Shareefs spent billions in ads
     
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    Rassa kashi competition. On one side we have establishment and the other side morons such as Nawaz, Zardari, Maulvi, Altaf and the great moron IK.

    Normally the choice is between andhon mein kana raja, however, at this point in history we are left with no choice but complete change of system and people.
     
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    Time for some reality check!!! Panama-leaks, Dawn-leaks, other leaks...all happened within last 2.5 years and we witnessed everything with our own eyes and documented all the incidents so no one can come and fool us. Rather, I started the thread that documented the progress of Panama leaks. So I can say with authority that establishment itself is part of the status quo...yeah the signatory of the NRO..providing a general clemency to all the corrupt politicians. If it was not for IK's absolute resolve to challenge the status quo and constant protest against NS's corruption and demand for trial on Panama case, it would have met the same fate as the Dawn-leaks...remember anyone...DG ISPR taking back his tweet and singing the songs peace for some very elusive but oft-employed "the greater national interest".

    Today if there is any improvement, if NS has been ousted from this office and disqualified, it is thanks to the people of Pakistan struggling under the able leadership of Imran Khan....the sit-in he cancelled in exchange for the trial at SC. Otherwise everything would have returned to the routine and unbridled syphoning of the resources and blood of the mass would continue....so it is very clear there are two salient forces: Force of Change (awam, PTI under IK) vs Forces of the status quo ( a large chunk of establishment, and the corrupt politicians i.e. NS, Zardari, Fazlur, MQM etc) while PA and the SC are neutral
     
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    Sir what you mean by establishment?
    In case you are referring armed forces, in that case would like to tell you establishment not involved in all this mess it is between judiciary and ruling party some thing became personal for judiciary since PMLN attack the repu of them quite often.

    They don't need to publicize Dawn leak case they don't want to be party of current cases against particular party, they don't need to put extra effort since judiciary is doing very well and all you came to know when court will decide.

    No one is going to be spared, one by one every monarchy of a single family will came to an end.
     
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    No Mercy,Kill them all.
     
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    Bhai read this as it seems you missed it.
     
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    thats a good one
     
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    Under what provision of law did the honorable judges decide to take this "exception"?
     
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    CJP took a very good step today by fining CM punjab at his Picture on Govt ads, this govt ads thing must be stopped, no matter what, so this must be done to all 4 provinces though...

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    https://dailypakistan.com.pk/08-Mar-2018/744437
     
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    Under article 184(3) of the constitution.


    184. Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court.-(1) The Supreme Court shall, to the exclusion of every other Court, have original jurisdiction in any dispute between any two or more Governments.
    Explanation.-In this clause, “Governments” means the Federal Government and the Provincial Governments.

    (2) In the exercise of the jurisdiction conferred on it by clause (1), the Supreme Court shall pronounce declaratory judgments only.

    (3) Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 199, the Supreme Court shall, if it considers that a question of public importance with reference to the enforcement of any of the Fundamental Rights conferred by Chapter I of Part II is involved, have the power to make an order of the nature mentioned in the said Article.
     
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  12. VCheng

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    What part of the above gives SC the basis to judge provincial budgetary allocations?
     
  13. Mentee

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    Its a general provision of the Supreme law of the land to safeguard national taxpayer money from any show off who want to do a Sadam publicity stunts using public resources and to add insult to injury to put the power hungry executive's arses on fire and of thier cheerleaders as well. :D
     
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    Incorrect.
     
  15. Mentee

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    Told ya it's a general provision which could be interpreted in any possible way to protect and preserve fundamental rights :D
     
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