Lawyers to burn copy of reference against Justice Isa on June 14

Reference is meant to block top court judge from becoming chief justice in 2023, says SCBA president

Our Correspondent June 08, 2019
Justice Qazi Faez Isa. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Amanullah Kanrani announced that lawyers belonging to Balochistan shall burn the copy of reference filed against apex court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa at the main entrance of the Supreme Court building on June 14.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, Kanrani maintained that the legal fraternity from the province would stage a sit-in that shall continue till the withdrawal of the reference or its rejection by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

The legal fraternity, collectively, rejected the reference filed against Justice Isa and termed it a 'mollified' move.

The SJC is expected to take up the reference for hearing on the same day.

Legal representatives from bodies including the Balochistan Bar Council, High Court Bar Association and the Quetta Bar Association were present at the occasion.

During the presser, the legal fraternity observed that the reference against Isa had been filed due to his verdicts on the Faizabad sit-in and the suicide attack on Quetta Civil Hospital.

The SCBA chief further remarked that the move came as an attempt to "block Isa from becoming chief justice in 2023".

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