The Supreme Court has issued a detailed judgment in the case of Justice Qazi Faez Isa. In its detailed judgment, the Supreme Court wrote the reference against him could not be termed as malicious. The verdict in the case of Justice Qazi Faiz Issa was written by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, which consists of 224 pages.
Detailed Judgment Issued By Supreme Court
Firstly, the detailed judgment issued by the Supreme Court said that the reference against Justice Faez Isa could not be termed as malicious, the reference against him was not a Faizabad sit-in case but was based on London properties.
The verdict said that the President discussed the matter with the Law Minister and the Attorney General both of them have admitted to being involved in the process of making references. It is not correct to say that Justice Faiz Issa was unaware of the verdict. Faez Isa admitted that he had read the points of reference.
Furthermore, the decision added that it was the council’s job to investigate an in-service judge and not someone else’s. No judge is above the law.
The decision states that reference number one 2019 is declared illegal and annulled. The notice issued to the petitioner on August 17, 2019, is withdrawn. Those who are researching the contents of the reference can give a briefing to the President.
Moreover, the written decision said that within seven days of the decision, the Inland Revenue Commissioner himself should issue the relevant notices to the wife and children of Qazi Faiz Issa. In the FBR notices, Justice Qazi Faiz Issa’s wife and children were asked about the sources of income of properties bought in the UK.
Also, the decision said that the notices should be sent to the official residence of Justice Qazi Faez Isa. The wife and children of Justice Qazi Faez Isa respond to the relevant details on the FBR notices.
Lastly, the decision said that if any record is said to be from outside Pakistan, it is the responsibility of the people concerned to provide it on time. The Income Tax Commissioner should not delay his proceedings at any point.
Earlier, a 10-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial had heard the case of Justice Qazi Faez Isa against the proceedings of the Supreme Judicial Council and had reserved judgment in his case.