Supreme Court says reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa has legal loopholes.


ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday remarked that the reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa has legal loopholes, adding that if such a mistake was found in a normal case than it can be disposed off and this case can be thrown out as well if dishonesty is found.

The remarks were passed by a ten-member larger bench, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial hearing the case filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

During today's hearing, Justice Bandial remarked that they agreed on the accountability of judges, adding that the applicant has contended that the evidence was collected illegally and dishonestly.

'Reference has legal loopholes and generally such cases are disposed off on such a mistake, therefore if dishonesty is found in the reference then the case can be disposed off,' said the judge. He added that there were multiple problems in the reference.

'Ownership of properties in London has been admitted. The question in the case is of the purchase of the property and the petitioner has refused to share the details of the purchase, adding that the applicant wants the probe to be done legally,' said Justice Bandial.

Justice Bandial remarked that the FBR took action against Justice Isa under Article 116, 114, adding that the case can go to the judicial counsel if dishonesty is not found. He directed Naseem to present his arguments on dishonesty and evidence gathered.

Justice Faisal Arab remarked that the only the judicial council can take action against a judge and advised Naseem to think about launching the investigation in FBR.

To this, Naseem responded by saying that this can be a better way in the eyes of the court, adding that in the judicial council action against the judges is taken under the rules.

Following which, Justice...

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