Balochistan Bar Council Condemns SC Decision To Bar Justice Isa From Hearing PM’s Cases
Balochistan Bar Council has condemned Supreme Court’s decision barring Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing cases involving Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that it was a violation of Justice Isa’s constitutional rights.
The decision was passed on the grounds that the judge has filed a petition against the PM.
“The Hon Chief Justice of Pakistan, therefore, observed that in these circumstances it would not be proper for the Hon Judge to hear the matter considering that he had already filed a petition against the Prime Minister of Pakistan, in his personal capacity. Therefore, to uphold the principle of un-biasness and impartiality, it would be in the interest of justice that the Hon Judge should not hear matters involving the Prime Minister of Pakistan,” read Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed’s five page order.
A five-judge Supreme Court bench headed by the CJP and including Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan resolved a case involving a news story citing Justice Isa as announcing the allocation of Rs500 million to all legislators ahead of the Senate polls.