Supreme Court Bar Association Demands President Alvi’s Impeachment over Reference against Justice Faez Isa
In a latest development, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has demanded President Arif Alvi’s impeachment for filing a reference against apex court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
SCBA President Amanullah Kanrani at a press conference in Islamabad made the announcement, saying the complaint filed against Justice Isa was “condemnable” and that the nation meted out similar treatment to Fatima Jinnah, reported The Express Tribune.
Kanrani urged the parliamentarians to file an impeachment reference against the president, terming Alvi a “dummy president” and added that he had “no rhyme or reason to hold office”.
Recounting Justice Isa’s services to the nation, the SCBA president said that he had “exposed” terrorism and “people who do not speak against terrorists are facilitators of terrorism”.
He added that the legal fraternity will gather on June 14 to express solidarity with the judges.
On the other hand, reports suggest that a number of senior lawyers – Munir A Malik, Aitzaz Ahsan, Ali Ahmad Kurd, Rasheed A Rizvi, Tariq Mahmood, Khalid Javed Khan and Faisal Siddiqui – have started consultations with each other to support Justice Isa.
The government on April 28 filed a reference at the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against alleged misconduct of two superior court judges, who hold foreign properties either in their own names or through their spouses.
Sources say that it was alleged in the reference – filed through the president – that the judges did not declare their foreign properties in their wealth statements.