Senior Supreme Court docket choose, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, has sought a duplicate of the choice relating to the case of Prime Minister Imran Khan issuing improvement funds to lawmakers, saying it’s “shocking” that the “world knows of it” earlier than he has seen it.
Justice Isa has written to the Supreme Court docket registrar, asking why he has not but obtained a file of the order handed.
“I have learnt that an order/judgment (don’t know which one) was passed in the subject case on 11 February 2021, and released to the media. This is shocking since, as yet, I have not received the file with the order/judgment,” he wrote.
Justice Isa went on to state that it’s “settled practice” that after the decision is penned (on this case by CJP Gulzar Ahmed) “it is sent to the next senior judge, and so on”.
He stated that Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who was additionally part of the bench listening to the case, obtained a duplicate, however he didn’t.
The honorable choose additionally inquired the way it got here to be that it was “released to the media before I read it”.
He has requested that the case file be offered “so I may finally read the order/judgment” and requested that solutions to the next questions be offered:
(1) Why the order/judgment was not despatched to me?
(2) Why the settled follow of sending it to the subsequent senior choose was not adopted?
(3) Why was it launched to the media earlier than I learn it (not to mention had the chance to signal it in settlement / disagreement)?
(4) Who ordered its launch to the media?
CJP says Justice Isa should not hear instances about PM
The case in query pertains to the discharge of Rs500 million to every lawmaker as improvement funds, a choice signed off on by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Ijazul Ahsen heard the matter.
Following the listening to Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed issued a written verdict.
Is it PM Imran Khan’s job to distribute envelopes of cash, asks Justice Isa
“In these circumstances, it would not be proper for the judge to hear the matter considering that he had already filed a petition against the Prime Minister of Pakistan, in his personal capacity,” says the written order issued by the chief justice.
He additional famous that with a view to uphold the precept of un-biasness and impartiality, it will be within the curiosity of justice that the Choose (Justice Isa) not hear issues involving the prime minister of Pakistan.