Fawad Chaudhry Tells Justice Isa To Resign From Post And Contest Councillor Election
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has asked Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa to resign from his position and contest a councillor election so he can determine his popularity and acceptance rate among the public.
“We have been hearing speeches of an under-trial Supreme Court judge for a week, but we would be accused of contempt of court if we respond to it,” he said in a tweet. The minister did not name Justice Isa, but it is clear that the term ‘under-trial’ was in reference to the said judge’s ongoing cases in the apex court.
ایک ہفتے سے سپریم کورٹ کے ایک انڈر ٹرائیل جج کی تقریریں سن رہے ہیں اگر جواب دیا تو دکھ ہوا سے توہین ہوگئ کے بھاشن آجائیں گے محترم اگر اپ کو بھی اپنے گاڈ فادر افتخار چوہدری کی طرح سیاست کاشوق ہے تو مستعفیٰ ہو کر کونسلر کا الیکشن لڑ لیں مقبولیت اور قبولیت دونوں کا اندازہ ہو جائیگا
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 19, 2021
While the ruling PTI’s supporters agreed with his tweet, the minister also received flak from others including lawyers who have worked with Justice Isa.
I have known him Justice Qazi Faiz Essa, when he was chief justice of Balochistan. There were no delays in proceedings, every word spoken by him was words of a judge. He was the one who used to highlight minor mistakes of "and" " or" just to avoid miscarriage of justice. https://t.co/4mAcrwGf1R
— Jalila Haider (@Advjalila) March 19, 2021
He defied a dictator, risked career, faced house arrests & emergency when you were sitting in the Dictator's lap. With Musharraf's exit you took refuge in PPP & then PMLQ & when PTI got blessed you jumped on that train. Knows a lot about popularity but not much about principles. https://t.co/lhMevsIrNR
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) March 19, 2021