Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) will resume the hearing today (July 2) on presidential references filed against Supreme Court’s Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice K.K. Agha. In order to record strong opposition on the stance, Supreme Court Bar Council (SCBC) and Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) will observe strike, boycotting all court proceedings for the entire day.
A five-member larger SJC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Apex Court’s Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Sindh High Court’s Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh and Peshawar High Court’s Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed will take up the case.
Attorney General Anwar Mansoor and Supreme Court Registrar Arbab Arif Rahim, who were issued notices along with other respondents by the SJC to appear, are most likely to appear before the council. In the previous hearing held on June 14, the five-member SJC bench reviewed the case whether it was worthy to be fixed for hearing or not.
Justice Faez Terms References as Character Assassination Campaign
According to details, The SC judge’s wife owns three properties abroad and these have not been disclosed in the wealth statement. Likewise, SHC judge wife’s two properties have not been disclosed. The official alleges that non-disclosure is violation of Section 116 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001.