Supreme Court: Judicial Council proceedings against Justice Faiz Jesus stopped
The proceedings against the Supreme Court Judge Qazi Faiz Isa and Sindh High Court Judge Karim Khan Agha on the presidential reference filed against him in the Supreme Judicial Council have been stopped.
This was announced by Pakistan’s Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa at a ceremony held in connection with the start of the new court year on Wednesday.
He said that a number of petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against these presidential references, so the first decision will be decided on these petitions and then the Supreme Judicial Council will proceed to the presidential reference on these judges in light of that decision.
After the presidential reference proceedings against Justice Qazi Faiz Jesus are stopped, they will hear the case again.
Judge Faiz Isa is leading a three-member bench, which will hear different cases, according to a Supreme Court cause list.
More than 6 petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court against Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faiz Isa and Justice K Agha for presidential reference, with objections to the presidential reference and the procedure of the Supreme Judicial Council hearing this reference. Were raised.
These applications have been filed by the Pakistan Bar Council, the Supreme Court Bar Association, the Balochistan High Court Bar Association, the largest advocacy organization, as well as the petition of Justice Qazi Faiz Isa himself.
In a petition filed by the Supreme Court against the presidential reference filed by Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, he requested that his plea be heard by an “honest” judge of the Supreme Court who is not part of the Supreme Judicial Council.
In his petition, Justice Qazi Faiz Isa also raised objections to the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Council, Asif Saeed Khosa.
The Supreme Judicial Council has dismissed a presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faiz Jesus, who was about to write a letter to the President. Justice Qazi Faiz Isa wrote letters to President Arif Alawi about obtaining a copy of the presidential reference against him not disclosing the property in foreign countries and promoting the media on the reference.
Amjad Shah, vice chairman of Pakistan Bar Council, told the BBC that the bench that heard the petitions would include those Supreme Court judges who are not part of the Supreme Judicial Council.
He said that it is likely that a bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Omar Ata Bandial will hear the requests.
The Chief Justice said that the President has the constitutional authority to send a reference against any judge of the High Courts and the Supreme Judicial Council is bound to act on this reference in accordance with the Constitution.
The Chief Justice said that the reference sent by the President or his opinion could not affect the proceedings of the Supreme Judicial Council.
He said that 9 references are now being heard in the Supreme Judicial Council while the remaining references have been dealt with. However, the Chief Justice did not name the judges against whom proceedings are proceeding in the Supreme Judicial Council.
The Chief Justice said that hearing of references against the judges in the Supreme Judicial Council is an unpleasant process for the chairman and his members to go through the process without wanting because the judges cannot violate his oath. ۔
The Chief Justice said that people should not expect anything other than justice from the Supreme Judicial Council.
He said that some people were raising their voice for lack of judicial activism while earlier these people were criticizing judicial activism.
He said that only the issue of national importance would be taken up on its own. He said that there is an impression in the country that the process of accountability is political engineering and steps should be taken to eliminate this impression.
The Chief Justice said that the criminal justice system cannot be improved unless the police are reformed.