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Justice Qazi Faez Isa accuses PM, politicians of making offshore companies

Justice Qazi Faez Isa accuses PM, politicians of making offshore companies
February 22, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Justice Qazi Faez Isa has accused the prime minister and politicians of making offshore companies. In a 116-page reply submitted through Munir A Malik advocate in the Supreme Court against the presidential reference on Saturday, Justice Qazi Faez Isa said several prominent figures concealed their properties through their offshore companies. He said that the incumbent prime minister is also among those prominent figures. The petitioner contended that he, his wife and children had not concealed their properties in the United Kingdom through offshore companies. “My wife and children have purchased the properties in their name,” he stated. Justice Qazi Faez Isa, in the reply, stated that the government had hired the services of a private company to get information about his family, but could not get the proof of money laundering. He termed the Assets Recovery Unit as illegal. “It is not a legal body. The Assets Recovery Unit has not been mentioned in any law and rule the federal government,” he added. Justice Qazi Faez Isa stated that the prime minister had not disclosed the assets of his wife and children. On August 19, the Supreme Judicial Council had dismissed a government’s reference of misconduct against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for writing letters to President Dr Arif Alvi. In the verdict, the SJC ruled that the petitioner had failed in proving that the letters written to President Arif Ali were leaked by Justice Qazi Faez Isa. “The letter to President Arif Alvi was written in personal capacity. It was not a misconduct to write a letter to the President,” it ruled. In May, President Arif Alvi had authorized the filing of a reference with the SJC against alleged misconduct of Justice Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice KK Agha, who allegedly hold foreign properties either in their names or through their spouses. Consequently, Justice Isa had written a letter to President Alvi seeking clarity regarding reports that the government had filed a reference against him over allegations of misconduct. Copies of the letter were sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the apex court as well.