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SC Directs Govt To Collect Information Regarding Justice Faez’ Wife Foreign Assets

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The Federal government has been directed by the Supreme Court (SC), to collect information from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) regarding properties allegedly owned by the spouse of Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

A ten-member full court bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Wednesday had resumed hearing identical petitions challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for allegedly not disclosing foreign properties owned by his spouse on his wealth returns.

The case took a new turn during the hearing when Salman Akram Raja, counsel for the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), while continuing his arguments, quoted media reports to point out that Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s wife had visited the FBR office in Karachi to inquire about her returns. 

Salman Akram Raja informed the court that the FBR authorities have not been cooperating with the wife of Justice Faez. Munir Malik, counsel for Justice Qazi Faez Isa, submitted that Justice Faez Isa is not answerable for his spouse.

The court asked the AAG that if the lady was willing to disclose information about her foreign properties, the same should be collected and submitted before it.

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