In a rare move, Justice Isa unveils assets details

Supreme Court judge owns several plots in upscale areas and has millions in bank accounts


Hasnaat Malik October 22, 2020
Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

In a rare move, Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa has made details of his assets public after a rights organisation under right to information laws sought information about the judges of the apex court.

The Women Action Forum had invoked Article 19 (A) of the Constitution seeking information about the assets of superior courts' judges.

In response to the letter, Justice Isa went public with the complete details of his assets which include information about his income and taxes.

In a document the judge disclosed that his income was Rs21,237,921 and he paid 2,678,799 in taxes in 2020.

Likewise, in 2019 he paid Rs1,792,007 tax on income of Rs17,145,972. In 2018, his income was Rs15,113,972 and he paid Rs2,200,916 tax.

Regarding his properties, the top court judge said that he owned three residential plots in the upscale area of Karachi, Defence Housing Authority, which he purchased while he was practising law, according to his statement.

Justice Isa also revealed that he inherited from his father a half-share in plot situated in Ziarat, Balocistan.

According to his assets details, the judge owns an old house of one kanal in Lahore’s DHA.

He said he has Rs41,330,856 in bank accounts while in his foreign currency accounts an amount equivalent to Rs4,114,137 is deposited.

Justice Isa has three vehicles — Honda Accord, Honda Civic and a mini jeep.

About perks and other benefits, the apex court judge said he declined to accept the plots which are being given to the judges of superior courts.

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