Satisfied with SC decision, will not appeal: Akbar.


Islamabad -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Friday said that the government was 'satisfied' with the Supreme Court's decision regarding presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

Addressing a press conference, alongside Information Minister Shibli Faraz, after the short order was issued by the Supreme Court; he said that government will not file an appeal against the SC decision.

Earlier today, the apex court threw out the presidential reference against Justice Isa, terming it 'invalid' and also withdrew a show cause notice issued to the judge.

Commenting on the SC's decision, the Shahzad Akbar said that the government was satisfied with the decision, adding that the purpose behind sending a presidential reference to the SJC was not because the government wished for a particular outcome.

'Since day one, we have believed that matters concerning judges should be examined by the SJC. The executive and the administration should not be involved in this,' he said, adding that the involvement is severed the minute the information is handed over.

The PM's aide stated that for the past 13 months, government officials, he, and the government's counsel Farogh Naseem had held back from commenting on the case for a particular reason.

'These were legal proceedings and questions were asked. We remained silent not because we didn't have any answers, but the purpose was to not engage in any controversy', he continued.

He added that the purpose of holding today's press conference was to set...

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