SC refuses to adjourn hearing of Justice Isa’s petition on Sep 24

Petition for adjournment was filed on September 19

Hasnaat Maik September 21, 2019
Justice Qazi Faez Isa. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has refused to grant an adjournment to Justice Qazi Faez Isa's counsel in the hearing of the petition against the presidential reference which accused the SC judge of misconduct over non-disclosure of assets of his family members.

Justice Isa’s counsel Muneer A Malik, who recently underwent an angiography, on September 19 filed an application before the CJP requesting a two-week general adjournment.

In response, the SC Registrar office wrote a letter to Malik which stated that “his application has been allowed with subject to the condition that this general adjournment will not apply to date by court cases as well as cases fixed before larger /special bench if constituted during this period.”

Justice Isa’s counsel seeks two-week adjournment

Hence, SC will hear Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s petition against the presidential reference against him on September 24.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial will head 10-member full-court bench. The other judges include Justice Maqbool Baqar, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmad.

It has also been learnt that one member of the full court, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, is travelling to South Africa to attend the International Organisation for Judicial Training Conference next week.





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