ISLAMABAD: An software for a brand new reference in opposition to senior Supreme Court (SC) judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, has been filed with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).
The grievance, 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 applying states that “… whereas writing letters to the president of Pakistan and sharing it with the media, Justice Isa seems to have dedicated gross misconduct and is liable to be eliminated upon the advice of the SJC when it comes to Article-209 of the structure of Pakistan.”
“Selecting a public forum for voicing his private and subjective views and opinions, Justice Isa had denounced the judiciary of this nation as an entire, he had focused the chief government (prime minister) of the nation and had used offensive language to criticise the matter,” learn the appliance which was additionally despatched to President Arif Alvi and the Supreme Court registrar.
“By levelling all such allegations publically with out substantiating the identical, Justice Isa has violated varied Articles of the Code of Conduct issued by the Honourable Supreme Judicial Council below the mandate of Article-209(eight) of the structure.”
In Could, President Arif Alvi authorised the submitting of a reference with the SJC in opposition to alleged misconduct of Justice Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice K K Agha, who allegedly maintain overseas properties both of their names or by means of their spouses.
Consequently, Justice Isa had written a letter to President Alvi in search of readability relating to experiences that the federal government had filed a reference in opposition to him over allegations of misconduct. Copies of the letter have been despatched to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the apex court as nicely.
Within the second letter to the president, the SC judge requested a replica of the reference filed in opposition to him.
Following the controversy, the Supreme Court Bar Affiliation (SCBA) and the federal government got here face-to-face, because the attorneys’ physique demanded President Alvi’s impeachment for submitting the reference, whereas different bar associations additionally expressed solidarity with the highest court judge.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had additionally weighed in on the matter, saying the federal government couldn’t take away Justice Isa and that the SJC would take care of the matter pretty.
“Belief the judges. They may guarantee justice [in the matter],” the chief justice stated on the Cambridge College within the UK whereas responding to a question about Justice Isa.
On June 12, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) constituted a joint motion committee of attorneys’ representatives to resolve a future plan of action with regard to the presidential reference in opposition to Justice Isa and Justice Agha.
“The transfer of submitting the references by the federal government in opposition to each these judges smacks [of] malafide of the federal government. The style and haste proven in submitting the references and their timing additionally elevate eyebrows within the authorized fraternity. Therefore, we disapprove this transfer,” learn a decision handed at PBC assembly.
The apex physique of attorneys stated it anticipated that “the SJC wouldn’t grow to be a celebration to such designs of the federal government and would proceed with the matter purely in accordance with legislation and as per the Structure.”
The PBC additionally authorized the choice taken by a joint assembly of bar representatives on June eight and 9 in respect of observing a nationwide protest day on June 14.
With a majority of 14 members, the PBC additionally suspended the membership of Regulation Minister Dr Farogh Naseem. It resolved that the function performed by the legislation minister in submitting of references in opposition to Justice Isa and Justice Agha was “extremely condemnable as he’s instrumental in hatching this conspiracy in opposition to the unbiased judiciary.”