Published On: Sun, May 28th, 2023
Published in Category: Islamabad

ALIC stops its further proceedings in light of SC orders

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ISLAMABAD: Audio Leaks Inquiry Commission (ALIC) constituted under Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa has halted its further proceedings in the light of SC orders.

The second meeting of ALIC started in SC court room No 2 on Saturday.

The commission inquired from Attorney General (AG) AG Sahb I think some order of court has come. Have you copy of court's order.

The AG while providing copy of court's order to commission read out the SC May 26 order before the commission

Upon it Justice Qazi Faez Isa inquired no notice was given to inquiry commission before hearing then how it was stopped from working. As per SC rules any order is issued after hearing the respondents.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa inquired from AG on the occasion why he was in court room on yesterday (May 26).

AG told he was asked verbally to appear in the court. Notice was issued to him after the hearing.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked " I want to know the constitution a little or more. Why did not you tell the court we have already explained the points related to their objections. Abid Zubairi and Shoaib Shaheen even did not bother to come today. Were they not told that what order was issued yesterday. Did Shoaib Shaheen say this yesterday that " send the matter of the respective judge to Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) if video of any one comes. Dozens of such complaints come. Is it correct that these all should be sent to SJC. Should we ruin some one's life without ascertaining the authenticity of audio.

He remarked as per SC rules advance notices have to be issued to the respondents. No applicant sent notice to commission. Implementing SC rules is must. Affidavit is submitted in the court with reference to notice. No one among the petitioners has appeared before the commission today. Press conference is held outside but no one appeared before us. Neither Abid Zubairi nor his counsel Shoaib Shaheen bothered to appear before commission.

He remarked " AG Sahb have you not informed the court the commission is not conducting proceedings of 209. The court should have been informed about our order yesterday.

The commission directed AG to read out decision of Justice Qazi Faez Isa case.

The AG read out the paragraphs about which he was asked to read out.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked that stage had not come yet neither were we doing that. One witness is present here.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa while calling Abdul Qayyum Siddiqui on rostrum asked from him what is your name.

The witness to the talks included in alleged videos told my name is Abdul Qayyum.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked on this occasion may be you have no objection on the proceedings of commission but the other respondent sent us application. He is in Lahore for medical check up. He said when you come to Lahore then record his statement too.

He observed it is written in the oath of Judge he will discharge his obligations as per law and constitution. This inquiry commission has been constituted under inquiry act. We are slaves of Allah and not some one's else. SC made mention of my case in yesterday's written order. The facts of my case were entirely different. My wife had not denied the ownership of properties. The case of my wife was this the man who is standing in SC against us is standing at some one's behest.

It is appropriate that the decision of Justice Mansoor Ali Shah should be read fully at least. If there is respect for others then there should be respect for us too.

He observed one witness Khawaja Tariq Rahim sent us E-Mail. He wrote us in e-mail when you go to Lahore to record women's statements then I will come there. Khawaja Tariq Rahim said he cannot appear in Islamabad due to health problems.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked government has given us a task therefore, we sat. We are subordinate to law and constitution. Privacy is always of home. No one can peep into some one home. Are the CCTV cameras installed on roads against privacy too. Can footage be not used if murder act appears in CCTV camera of bank. If some one makes offer of money to me for giving decision according to his will then will this talk come under privacy.

He further remarked Shoaib Shaheen violates lawyers practice and procedure act daily by sitting in TV program. They have come to teach law to us. We learn law daily.

On one hand they talk of privacy and on the other hand they sit in talk show on their own audios. We cannot give reply in talk show.

Qazi Faez Isa inquired what is twitter and what is twitter handle.

AG told the court twitter is a software where account exists in name. I don’t know about hacker. Perhaps some one from media knows about it.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked we cannot go ahead further. I regret with witnesses. We cannot run the proceedings. We will issue written order in respect of today's proceedings.