- Justice Bandial will head the 10-member bench
- It consists of judges who wrote dissenting notes in presidential reference
- The case will likely be heard on March 1
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Tuesday constituted a 10-member, bigger bench to listen to the evaluate petition filed by Justice Qazi Faie Isa within the presidential reference filed towards him.
Not too long ago, a six-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial had referred the matter to the chief justice, after which he has now shaped a bigger bench to listen to the petition.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial is ready to preside over the 10-member bench, which additionally consists of judges who wrote dissenting notes within the presidential reference towards Justice Isa.
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In the meantime, sources stated that Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Yahya Afridi, and Justice Maqbool Baqir are a part of the bench whereas Justice Aminuddin Khan has been included within the bench as a result of Justice Faisal Arab’s retirement. The case will likely be heard on March 1.
SC dismisses presidential reference towards Justice Isa
The Supreme Court docket of Pakistan had on June 19 dismissed the presidential reference towards Justice Qazi Faez Isa within the Supreme Judicial Council and accepted his petition searching for the reference’s dismissal.
“[The reference] is declared to be of no legal effect whatsoever and stands quashed, and in consequence thereof the proceedings pending in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against the Petitioner in CP 17/2019 (including the show-cause notice dated 17.07.2019 issued to him) stand abated,” learn the court docket’s quick order.
Learn extra: Justice Qazi Faez Isa information petition searching for further evaluate of June 2020 ruling
The SJC had initiated the proceedings over Justice Isa’s alleged non-disclosure in wealth returns of three London properties acquired on lease within the identify of his spouse and kids between 2011 and 2015.
A ten-member bigger bench of the apex court docket headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed heard the case.
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