Islamabad: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) will hear references filed towards Supreme Court docket (SC) choose Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Sindh Excessive Court docket (SHC) Decide KK Agha at present.
The references are scheduled to be heard at 2pm.
The federal government had filed references towards two superior court docket judges, Justice Isa and Decide Agha within the SJC after complaints had been obtained towards judges for proudly owning properties overseas however didn’t point out them of their wealth statements.
President Arif Alvi had forwarded the references to the SJC.
The SJC is the one constitutional authority mandated by Article 209 of the Structure of Pakistan to conduct inquiries into allegations of incapacity or misconduct towards a choose of the Supreme Court docket or of a excessive court docket.
It includes chief justice of Pakistan as chairman, two senior-most judges of the Supreme Court docket and two senior most judges of the excessive courts as members.
Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation (SCBA) President Amanullah Kanrani whereas chatting with reporters in Islamabad on Thursday stated, attorneys throughout the nation will boycott courts at present (Friday).
Kanrani stated the reference filed towards Justice Isa can’t be known as an official one in authorized phrases at current.
“The matter, proper now, is between the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) and the Lawyer Common,” he stated. “The matter is in its preliminary phases.”
Nonetheless, he added that until the SJC didn’t deem it match sufficient to make a case for motion, the reference was “only a mere piece of paper”.
Attorneys throughout the nation are boycotting courts towards the references filed towards Justice Isa and SHC choose.
Attorneys in Dir Bala, Sukkur and Gujrat have boycotted courts and are protesting and have been sporting black armbands to face towards the references.
In Islamabad, attorneys have partially boycotted courts. Solely these attorneys with pressing circumstances have appeared within the court docket for hearings.
The Islamabad Excessive Court docket and District Bar Council are on a strike on the decision of the Pakistan Bar Council.
In Chakwal, attorneys have been divided over the decision for strike by the Pakistan Bar Council.
In Balochistan, attorneys have been protesting within the premises of the Balochistan Excessive Court docket. Attorneys in Khuzdar have additionally boycotted courts and are protesting on the decision given by the Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation.
In Sindh, excessive court docket circuit bench and others are protesting on the decision of the Sindh Bar Council. Attorneys in Hyderabad, Larkana and Jacobabad are on strike.
In Karachi, attorneys have been divided into two teams over the decision for a strike.
Nonetheless, in Punjab, attorneys have refused to partake within the strike.
Courts are in session in Lahore and Rajanpur per schedule whereas attorneys in Multan and Muzaffargarh are on a partial strike.
Ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry writes letter to SJC
On Thursday, it was reported that former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry wrote a letter to the SJC over the federal government’s reference towards Justice Isa.
Former CJP Chaudhry, in his letter, careworn that sending a reference to the SJC with out following procedures was in violation of the Structure and legislation.
The letter additional learn that it was not said wherever within the reference that Justice Isa had violated the Article of the Code of Conduct. It added that as a result of reference, the choose and establishment of the judiciary, as a complete, had been scandalised.
In line with Chaudhry, the reference — being towards constitutional provisions, unfaithful, with out substances, and motivated — might not be entertained and be rejected with out additional proceedings.
Chaudhry had stated the SJC ought to take motion towards the president and prime minister for violating their oath.
In a letter written to President Alvi final month, Justice Isa requested affirmation of whether or not the reference filed towards him was underneath Article 209 of the Structure of Pakistan.