Who is Justice Qazi Faez Isa? Pakistan
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Now a days media attention is mainly on the pandemic & is trying to aware public regarding it.
This issue which is of utmost importance is under closest due to the current Covid-19 situation.
That is of Justice Qazi Faez Isa, currently he is one of the senior judges of the apex court of Pakistan.
Brief Introduction Of Justice Qazi Faez Isa:
For our readers we have included brief introduction of him in this article.
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.
Why it is an issue to discuss an apex court judge?
Because government filed a reference of mis-conduct against him in the Supreme Judicial Council.
Government said in the reference that Assest Recovery Unit which is headed by Shehzad Akbar.
(Who is PM’s Special Assistant of Accountability) has discovered that Spouse & Children of Justice Qazi Faez Isa own properties in United Kingdom.
According to ARU Justice Isa failed to mention those properties in his tax returns.
The reference stated that it is mis-conduct of the judge not to mention the property which was bought by his spouse & children.
Soon against Justice Isa the proceedings were started in the Supreme Judicial Council.
Since then we have seen many protests.
Lawyers protested that government is trying to influence the apex court.
Then political parties also tried to joined the protest while keeping low profile.
After the proceedings actually started Justice Isa blamed one of his colleagues for the reference.
On that then Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa issued a detailed statement.
Before recent proceedings allegations regarding Law Minister Faroogh Nadeem & Shehzad Akbar ( Special Assistant of Accountability) were raised by the lawyers of Justice Isa.
Recent proceedings are quite tough for Faroogh Nadeem.
It was a day of hard questions.
According to sources few ministers of PTI are advising to withdraw the reference.
Few critics say that there is an invisible hand in action which has forced this reference on government & court.
It is our strong belief that in Pakistan everyone should be answerable to law no matter from what institution he belongs & only this can make there faith stronger in rule of law & justice system.