Supreme Judicial Council announces verdict in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case allegations over Presidential allegations

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Supreme Judicial Council announces verdict in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case allegations over Presidential allegations

ISLAMABAD -Supreme Judicial Council announces verdict in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case allegations over Presidential allegations leveled by esteemed Judge.

The Supreme Judicial Council rejected on Monday the allegations levelled against it by Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa pertaining to a presidential reference filed against him.

Justice Isa had accused the SJC of being partial with regard to the presidential reference against him. The Supreme Court had sought a response from the council on Justice Isa’s allegations.

The SJC submitted its detailed response in the Supreme Court pertaining to the proceedings of a reference filed against Justice Isa.

The council said that its stance with regard to the reference “is non-adversarial, fully impartial and entirely non-partisan”. It said the proceedings before the SJC are “immune from judicial review” by virtue of provisions under Article 211 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

“To inquire into the conduct of a judge upon a reference filed by the president is an inviolable constitutional obligation of the Supreme Judicial Council, in view of provisions of Article 5 of the constitution, read with the oath of office sworn by the chairman and members of the council and the code of conduct prescribed for the judges of the superior judiciary,” the SJC stated in its response.

It denied all the allegations levelled against the council, its chairman, members and its secretary.

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