Justice Qazi Faiz Esa resubmits reply in SJC, serious concerns raised

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Justice Qazi Faiz Esa resubmits reply in SJC, serious concerns raised

ISLAMABAD – Justice Qazi Faiz Esa resubmits reply in Supreme Judicial Council, serious concerns have been raised by the Apex Judge.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa again submits the reply in the the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), which is hearing the presidential reference. Justice Qazi Faez Isa has once again cast doubt on the impartiality of the Supreme Judicial Council in his 17-page rejoinder to the council’s reply on a petition challenging the presidential reference against the Supreme Court judge.

The judge expressed serious concern over the engagement of the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) by the council to submit its reply in the apex court last week.

He raised concerns over attorney-general submitting the reply for the council in the top court. He has claimed that the statement filed by the attorney-general on behalf of the Supreme Judicial Council has been “filed without due authorisation” and in violation of Article 100 of the Constitution.

The petitioner judge said he was under no obligation to declare the income or assets or money trail of his independent wife and children since Pakistani law did not conflate the identities of different family members merely on account of their kinship.

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