Presidential Reference Quashed.


The roller coaster ride of the hearing of the case of the Presidential reference against Honourable Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa, came to a halt yesterday. The short order issued by the ten-member bench of the Honourable Supreme Court unanimously quashed the Presidential reference. Included in the short order was the instruction that the case may be referred to FBR, by a majority of seven to three. In addition, FBR has been timebound to submit its report.

While the short order has set the direction, the full judgement will make clear whether additional points will be made. There may be details mentioned in the full judgement, which will explain the background and rationale of the decision.

It is also clear from the text of the short order that the presidential reference may not be going forward, but the subject is far from closed. After two months will be the FBR response. After two weeks is expected the full judgement. After the full judgement may be expected a...

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