Pakistan Supreme Court has accepted all review petitions challenging the court’s judgement in the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
A twitter trend #QaziFaezIsa became top trend on social networking website Twitter and people from all walks of life include activists, journalists, law-bodies and intelligentsia hailed the verdict that defeated the incumbent government’s charges of corruption on the sitting justice of SCP.
From common people to thinkers of country appreciated the Justice Qazi Faez Isa for his unwavering commitment and believe in constituent of Pakistan and for going against the tide.
A 10-member bench, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard review petitions filed against the court’s June 19, 2020, judgement on the presidential reference in which the court had empowered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to conduct an inquiry into offshore assets of his spouse.
As per the court’s short order “directions contained in paras 4 to 11 in the impugned short order dated 19.06.2020 … alongwith supporting detailed reasons given in the majority judgement of the same date are recalled and set aside.
“All the subsequent proceedings, actions, orders, information and reports in pursuance of the directions contained in the short order dated 19.6.2020 and the detailed reasons thereof, are declared to be illegal and without any legal effect.”
Khush Dil Khan, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council, has welcomed and appreciated Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan, whereby the Review Petitions of Justice Qazi Faez Isa, his wife Mrs. Serena Isa and Review Petitions of Pakistan Bar Council, Supreme Court Bar Associations and other Bar Bodies have been accepted.
“This judgment would help to stop onslaughts of Executive or other authorities against independent Judges in future. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan has proved that the Judiciary is independent. This judgement would strengthen the principle of supremacy of the Constitution, the Rule of Law and the independence of Judiciary. The whole legal community has welcomed this judgement and it is our collective success,” the Pakistan Bar Council statement reads.