ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has determined to additional proceed in opposition to the 2 superior court judges who’re dealing with presidential references for allegedly not disclosing their international properties of their wealth statements.
Sources revealed to The Specific Tribune that the SJC has determined to difficulty show-cause notices each to the Supreme Court judge Qazi Faez Isa and the Sindh High Court (SHC) judge KK Agha. Nonetheless, there isn’t a official affirmation by the SJC relating to this growth.
Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan, submitting a rejoinder to the written replies of the judges, has submitted paperwork as proof to ascertain allegations of misconduct in opposition to them.
The five-judge council led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Friday met for multiple hour to look at the proof submitted by the AGP.
In response to Rule 9 of the SJC Process of Inquiry, 2005, “if the council decides to proceed in opposition to a decide, a present trigger discover shall be issued to him together with supporting materials calling upon him to elucidate his conduct inside 14 days. On receipt of reply from the judge, the council shall convene its assembly to proceed additional with the matter.
“We now have immense proof to show case in opposition to one judge,” a senior authorities functionary advised The News Observers. In response to him, the opposite judge could survive after submission of his reply during which he has submitted particulars as to how he acquired international properties.
“He has additionally justified why worth of properties couldn’t be disclosed in his wealth assertion,” he added.
One part of attorneys believes that Justice Isa ought to problem the presidential reference within the apex court on grounds of mala fide. They advocate that he ought to rent service of senior lawyers to plead his case. Even he ought to have submitted his first reply with the help of a senior lawyer, they stated.
It will likely be fascinating to see whether or not Justice Isa requests the SJC to conduct public listening to. Nonetheless, he has already urged the SJC to make public his 43-page reply. There may be robust notion amongst attorneys that the federal government’s actual goal is the SC judge and never the SHC judge.
Composition of the SJC is essential on this matter. Presently, CJP Khosa, who’s retiring in December, is its chairman. Different members are Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, the SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh and the Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth.
Authorized consultants consider that Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed’s presence because the SJC member will likely be important as he’s going to retire on August 28. Justice Gulzar is claimed to be the longer term chief justice of Pakistan.
The three SC judges, who’re a part of the SJC, had been additionally a part of the bigger bench which on July 28, 2017 disqualified former premier Nawaz Sharif within the Panamagate case. These judges then had additionally sought cash path from Sharif household for buying of London flats.
There’s a robust help of Justice Isa in all three smaller provinces. If Justice Isa is eliminated then there will likely be no probability of any Balochistan decide to turn out to be chief justice of Pakistan in close to future.
All Pakistan Attorneys conference will likely be held in Peshawar in the present day (Saturday). Within the conference, attorneys representing completely different bars will determine future plan of action with regard to the presidential references.
Each attorneys teams are supporting Justice Isa. Additionally it is learnt that Attorneys Vigilance Committee has began its work to collect materials in opposition to incompetent and inefficient judges of high courts.