Chief Justice Afzal Saeed Khosa observed on Friday that Islam forbade a false witness from testifying before court throughout his life. could not be allowed to testify in any case throughout his the looses eligibility said under the Islamic teachings a false witness becomes ineligible for life to testify before a court in a case. Hearing a criminal appeal against the acquittal of Mohammad Hanif, accused of dual murder in Mandra area, he remarked, “a partial falsehood in the witness account makes the entire statement.” It is universal rule of the law and the Islamic teachings also support it, he added. The two-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice, dismissed the appeal over clear contradictions in testimonies and witness accounts. He said, “Here the courts bear the burden of all responsibility.” The bench then decided to take action against the witnesses who commit perjury. Further, the chief justice noted that all witness account will hereby be cancelled when a witness was found to be false. With this, he talked of a crackdown against false testimonies where a false witness would soon become ineligible for life to testify before a court.Published in Daily Times, February 16th 2019.