FIA probing 'life threats' to Justice Isa, AG tells SC.


ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday issued a notice to Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza, the man who hurled threats at Justice Qazi Faez Isa and others in a video clip.

A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed conducted hearing of the suo moto notice which was taken a day ago (Thursday) of a video clip that went viral on the social media containing derogatory, contemptuous, and scandalous language against the judiciary, and the judges.

During the hearing, Justice Gulzar asked Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Jawed Khan what action the government has taken so far. The AGP replied that the matter was referred to the Cyber Wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). He further informed that the FIA after registering the case under Electronic Crime Act, 2016 has started a probe.

Another member of the bench Justice Ijazul Ahsan said that the crime in video clip falls under Pakistan Penal Code as name of judiciary and individuals have been taken.

He said that name of apex court judge has been taken derogatorily. He asked why the FIA did not initiate investigation on its own on the video. He added that FIA came into action after the registration of complaint by judge's wife at Secretariat Police Station.

The CJP on Thursday took notice of a video clip viral on social media containing derogatory, contemptuous and scandalous language against the judiciary and the judges.

Earlier, Sarina Faez Isa, wife of Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Wednesday had lodged a complaint at...

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