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SJC To Hear Presidential Reference Against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

SJC To Hear Presidential Reference Against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

ISLAMABAD: According to the reputed news channel of the Pakistan, the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Thursday issued notice to the Attorney General for hearing of Presidential Reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa and some other judges The Supreme Judicial Council will hear the reference on 14th June 2019. The SJC has been requested to initiate proceedings against the judges under Article 209 of the Constitution. Qazi Faez Isa is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 5 September 2014. Previously, he served as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court from 5 August 2009 to 5 September 2014.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a senior Supreme Court judge, earlier approached President Dr. Arif Alvi, to provide a copy of reference reportedly filed against him under Article 209 of the Constitution. According to confirmed sources, the presidential reference was sent to the Supreme Judicial Council two days before.

The presidential reference has been filed against the judges over the allegations of hiding their assets. The Attorney General of Pakistan will appear in the hearing of reference as prosecutor. Before that Justice Qazi Faez Isa, wrote a letter to President Arif Alvi drawing his attention towards reports quoting government sources that a reference had been filed against him under article 209.

If the news of filing of reference is true, I will be grateful if you (the president) could provide me the copy of the reference filed after your signatures”, Justice Isa said. He further stated in his letter that selective leaks have become active to insult him, which is affecting my right of ‘Fair Trial’. “I will be looking forward for your reply in this regard”, Justice Qazi has said.

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