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SC Issues Notice To Cleric Who Threatened Justice Isa, Judiciary In Viral Video

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The Supreme Court has issued a notice to a religious cleric Agha Iftikharuddin who had hurled threats at Justice Qazi Faez Isa and used derogatory language against him and other judges of the superior court in a video that went viral on social media.

On Wednesday, Justice Isa’s wife Sarina Isa lodged a first information report (FIR) in Islamabad’s Secretariat Police Station against the video and the threats hurled toward the judge in it.

During the hearing of the case at the SC today, the attorney general said police have referred the case to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). He added that the FIA has started the proceedings in the case under the Electronic Crimes Act.

In his response, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed observed that the FIA is not doing anything. He asked the attorney general to appear in court at the next hearing and assist the court in this regard. The court also summoned FIA director-general on the next hearing scheduled for July 2.

Earlier, on June 19, the top court quashed the presidential reference against Justice Isa and ordered an end to the proceedings against him in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was asked by the top court to hold inquiry into the properties of Justice Isa’s wife and children and submit the report to the SJC within 75 days.

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