Justice Faez Isa To Challenge Presidential Reference By Invoking Article 184(3)
Justice Faez Isa of Supreme Court is likely to challenge the presidential reference against him in the Supreme Court by invoking Article 184(3) of the Constitution, The News claimed in a report.
It said Justice Isa held a detailed discussion with senior lawyer and former attorney general Munir A Malik about what potential legal option could be adopted to defend his case.
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Citing sources, the newspaper said after thorough deliberations, Malik advised Justice Isa to invoke Article 184(3) of the Constitution and challenge the reference in the Supreme Court and he will now soon file a petition with the Supreme Court invoking Article 184(3) of the Constitution.
Senior lawyers, including Hamid Khan, Kamran Murtaza and Ali Ahmed Kurd, may be included in Justice Isa’s panel.
Since the filing of reference, lawyers have extended maximum support to Justice Isa, with majority of legal wizards advising Justice Isa to invoke Article 184(3) of the Constitution. They have cited Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry verses President Pervez Musharraf wherein a 13-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice (R) Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday quashed the presidential reference against Justice Chaudhry on the basis of mala fide intentions.
It is to recall that both Justice Chaudhry as well as other petitioners, including the Supreme Court Bar Association and Pakistan Bar Council, had also challenged the presidential reference filed with the Supreme Court against him.
Meanwhile, three eminent lawyers have moved a resolution to the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), requesting to file a petition with the Supreme Court under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Isa on the grounds that it was filed on mala fide intentions.