Justice Qazi Faiz Isa levels serious allegations against former CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

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Justice Qazi Faiz Isa levels serious allegations against former CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

*ISLAMABAD: *

Since filing of a presidential reference against him in May last year, top court judge Qazi Faez Isa has been consistently accusing that former chief justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa was biased against him. In a fresh review petition, Justice Isa has alleged that Justice Khosa wanted his resignation.

"In retrospect, and keeping in mind what the Hon’ble Chief Justice had earlier spoken to the petitioner [Justice Isa] on the walking track behind the SC building, it becomes clear that the reason for ‘informally’ telling the petitioner about the reference was to secure [his] resignation," said the review petition.

However, last year Justice Isa had clarified that he has nothing but respect and regard for the former CJ and always treats him as his elder. He also acknowledged that he benefited from the rich experience and expertise of CJ Khosa in criminal matters while working with him at the Supreme Court.

"It is therefore all the more puzzling that his lordship (Khosa) has disrespected, disparaged, denigrated and castigated the petitioner in the strongest of terms," it read.

Last year Justice Isa in his petition stated that a month before the filing of the reference, Justice Khosa had discussed the matter with him while walking outside the SC building.