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Ruling Party Has Petitioned Against Alleged Bias of A Sitting Judge

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) accused the Faizabad sit-in verdict author judge of being ‘biased’ and asked the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) to set aside its February 6 verdict.

“The learned author judge has had such an extreme conviction about the 2014 PTI-PAT dharna at Islamabad and the role of the petitioner and its members that he dragged in the reference of the 2014 sit-in into the matter,” PTI secretary general Arshad Dad alleged through his barrister Syed Ali Zafar.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a member of the two-judge SC bench, had made strong observations and issued directives in the judgement he had authored on Feb 6.

The petitioner said that the verdict should be completely set aside because the entire judgment was tainted by verdict of  a ‘biased’ author judge. Citing the code of conduct, the petitioner also said that the judge stood disqualified to remain a judge of the superior courts since he had allegedly violated Article III.

The petitioner accused the author judge of being biased.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed also approached the Supreme Court asking for deletion of his name from the February 6 verdict.

Rasheed sought “deletion of para 4 of the judgement showing presence of the petitioner in Dharna by TLP in the interest of justice.” The judgement had mentioned the names of Awami Muslim League chairman Sheikh Rashid, Ejazul Haq of the PML-Z, PTI’s Ulema Wing Islamabad and PPP’s Sheikh Hameed Ahmed.

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