SC Quashes Reference Against Justice Isa
In its short order, Supreme Court of Pakistan has quashed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa and accepted his petition. The bench suspended the reference unanimously.
However, seven out of ten judges including Justice Umar Bandial, Justice Muneer Akhtar, Justice Faisal Arab Justice Qazi Ameen among others have ordered the case be sent to FBR which has been directed to issue notices to Justice Isa’s wife and children and settle the matter within 7 days. They also directed the FBR to send the report of its inquiry to Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).
Earlier, Justice Isa’s counsel Munir A. Malik had said that his client was being hounded due to his judgement in the Faizabad dharna case where he had criticised the role of intelligence agencies.