Published On: Sat, Jun 15th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

SJC hears references against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, SHC Judge KK Agha

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) heard references filed against Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Sindh High Court (SHC) Judge Karim Khan Agha on Friday.

The government had filed references against two superior court judges, Justice Isa and Judge Agha in the SJC after complaints were received against judges for owning properties abroad but did not mention them in their wealth statements. President Dr Arif Alvi had forwarded the references to the SJC.

The SJC session was chaired by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and attended by Supreme Court judges Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh. The session was also attended by Chief Justice Sindh High Court Ahmed Ali Muhammad Sheikh and Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth.

The Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan appeared before the SJC and informed the view point of the government regarding references. The maintainability of the references was reviewed during the initial proceedings of SJC. The SJC session lasted for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Meanwhile Anwar Mansoor Khan didn’t reply to the questions posed by journalists after the hearing of the two references.

The SJC is the only constitutional authority mandated by Article 209 of the Constitution of Pakistan to conduct inquiries into allegations of incapacity or misconduct against a judge of the Supreme Court or of a high court.

It comprises chief justice of Pakistan as chairman, two senior-most judges of the Supreme Court and two senior most judges of the high courts as members.

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