SJC receives new complaint against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

naveed

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)


ISLAMABAD: An application for a new reference against senior Supreme Court (SC) judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, has been filed with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

The complaint, submitted by Lahore-based lawyer Waheed Shahzad Butt, states that Justice Isa violated the code of conduct for members of the judiciary by “writing letters to the president of Pakistan and sharing it with the media”.

The application states that “… while writing letters to the president of Pakistan and sharing it with the media, Justice Isa appears to have committed gross misconduct and is liable to be removed upon the recommendation of the SJC in terms of Article-209 of the constitution of Pakistan.”

“Choosing a public forum for voicing his personal and subjective views and opinions, Justice Isa had denounced the judiciary of this country as a whole, he had targeted the chief executive (prime minister) of the country and had used offensive language to criticise the matter,” read the application which was also sent to President Arif Alvi and the Supreme Court registrar.

“By levelling all such allegations publically without substantiating the same, Justice Isa has violated various Articles of the Code of Conduct issued by the Honourable Supreme Judicial Council under the mandate of Article-209(8) of the constitution.”

In May, President Arif Alvi authorised the filing of a reference with the SJC against alleged misconduct of Justice Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice K K Agha, who allegedly hold foreign properties either in their names or through their spouses.

Consequently, Justice Isa had written a letter to President Alvi seeking clarity regarding reports that the government had filed a reference against him over allegations of misconduct. Copies of the letter were sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the apex court as well.

In the second letter to the president, the SC judge requested a copy of the reference filed against him.

Following the controversy, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the government came face-to-face, as the lawyers’ body demanded President Alvi’s impeachment for filing the reference, while other bar associations also expressed solidarity with the top court judge.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had also weighed in on the matter, saying the government could not remove Justice Isa and that the SJC would deal with the matter fairly.

“Trust the judges. They will ensure justice [in the matter],” the chief justice said at the Cambridge University in the UK while responding to a query about Justice Isa.

On June 12, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) constituted a joint action committee of lawyers’ representatives to decide a future course of action with regard to the presidential reference against Justice Isa and Justice Agha.

“The move of filing the references by the government against both these judges smacks [of] malafide of the government. The manner and haste shown in filing the references and their timing also raise eyebrows in the legal fraternity. Therefore, we disapprove this move,” read a resolution passed at PBC meeting.

The apex body of lawyers said it expected that “the SJC would not become a party to such designs of the government and would proceed with the matter purely in accordance with law and as per the Constitution.”

The PBC also approved the decision taken by a joint meeting of bar representatives on June 8 and 9 in respect of observing a nationwide protest day on June 14.

With a majority of 14 members, the PBC also suspended the membership of Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem. It resolved that the role played by the law minister in filing of references against Justice Isa and Justice Agha was “highly condemnable as he is instrumental in hatching this conspiracy against the independent judiciary.”

 
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Nice2MU

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
جس طرح کوئی شیطان کے ساتھ مل جائے تو تو ذلیل و خوار ہوتا ہے اس طرح جو بھی شریف بدمعاشوں کے ساتھ مل جائیں وہ بھی دنیا اور آخرت میں ذلیل خوار ہی ہوگا
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Moula Jutt

Senator (1k+ posts)
اس صوفی کو عزت اور انصاف کی کرسی راس نہیں آئی۔ سیاست کرنی ھے تو آجائے اپنی پارٹی میں ۔کانے چوہدری کی طرح ۔اسکا سارہ دبنگ شبنگ نکل جائے گا۔
 

intekhab

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I don't see any thing wrong justice issa did.....he asked for a copy of complaint against him....how would he defend himself if he is not provided a copy.....actually this code of conduct should be applied to president and law minister who did that in a very dubious way.
 

Dr Adam

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)



یہ ڈبہ اخبار جس نے شہ سرخیوں سے اس خبر کو اچھالا ہے غالباً اسکا

ایڈیٹر فہد حسین پٹواری ہے جو جاتی امرے والی بڈھی گھوڑی کے واٹس ایپ گروپ

کا ایکٹو ممبر ہے اور بڈھی کا معتمد خاص کا درجہ رکھتا ہے​
 

Taimur.javed

MPA (400+ posts)
I don't see any thing wrong justice issa did.....he asked for a copy of complaint against him....how would he defend himself if he is not provided a copy.....actually this code of conduct should be applied to president and law minister who did that in a very dubious way.
What dubious way was used by Law minister & President? Asking for copy from President is not an issue BUT who leaked it to the media?
 

Zaidi Qasim

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
What dubious way was used by Law minister & President? Asking for copy from President is not an issue BUT who leaked it to the media?
Who leaked the original contents of his reference to the SJC ? Who had the information ? Who was trying to benefits by releasing the SJC information to the media ? Who was trying to malign Justice Isa in the media long before his reference is heard in SJC. These are the questions to be asked from the present Government and army Leakey.
 

Taimur.javed

MPA (400+ posts)
Who leaked the original contents of his reference to the SJC ? Who had the information ? Who was trying to benefits by releasing the SJC information to the media ? Who was trying to malign Justice Isa in the media long before his reference is heard in SJC. These are the questions to be asked from the present Government and army Leakey.
But justice Esa did the same thing by leaking the letter to media & asking political questions from the President.
 

Zaidi Qasim

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
But justice Esa did the same thing by leaking the letter to media & asking political questions from the President.
True. But you left him with no choice once your agents start to beat the drums of some so called irregularity about him in the media. I like him to go and defend himself. Even Though I have less respect for the SC and the Asif Khota, I think it will only be the right thing to do.
 
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