Journalist Matiullah Jan Issued Contempt Notice By SC For Tweet On Justice Isa Case

Journalist Matiullah Jan has been issued a contempt of court notice by the Supreme Court after he posted a tweet regarding the ongoing case involving Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

According to news reports, the top court took notice of the tweet about the seven judges hearing the case. The proceedings will be carried out today, with the Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed heading the bench.

The journalist had earlier posted a tweet about the SC judge in the case at the top court, the proceedings of which are ongoing.

On July 9, Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s wife, Sarina Isa appeared before Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit a detailed reply on her money trail and the foreign properties she bought in London.

Earlier, FBR office of Commissioner Inland Revenue and International Taxes Zone, while complying with the order of the top court, had served notices to Sarina Isa, her daughter Sehar Isa, and her son Arsalan Isa last week.

On June 19, the Supreme Court quashed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa and accepted his petition. The bench hearing the case had suspended the reference unanimously. However, seven out of 10 judges had ordered the case be sent to FBR.