Govt requests SC to postpone Justice Qazi Faez Isa case for three weeks
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government has requested the Supreme Court to postpone the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case for three weeks.
Additional Attorney General Ch Amir Rehman, in an application for the February 24 hearing, stated that he needs time to prepare the case after the appointment of the new attorney general.
Earlier on Friday, former attorney general of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan submitted an unconditionally apology in the Supreme Court (SC) over his February 18 remarks.
Anwar Mansoor has submitted written apology in the top court. “I respect the judiciary and judges and cannot even think to speak against them”, the written apology of the former attorney general reads.
Earlier on Thursday, Anwar Mansoor Khan has resigned from his post. AGP Anwar Mansoor Khan submitted his resignation letter to President Arif Alvi.
It is pertinent to mention here that Anwar Mansoor resigned after the Pakistan Bar Council demanded his resignation.
In a resignation letter submitted to the president, he said: “I note with profound regret that the Pakistan Bar Council, of which I am the Chairman, has demanded through its press release dated 19th of February 2020 that I resign forthwith from the Office of the Attorney General of Pakistan.”
“Being a life member of Karachi Bar Association, Sindh Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association, and having previously served as the Advocate General Sindh, the Attorney General for Pakistan and a judge of the High Court of Sindh, I stand with my brothers and colleagues at the Bar and I wish to reaffirm my faith in the highest principles of integrity and professional excellence that the Pakistan Bar Council has always stood for.”
“Accordingly I hereby resign from the position of the Attorney General for Pakistan and request to accept it with immediate effect,” he concluded in his resignation letter.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa case
In May 2019, a presidential reference was instituted against Justice Qazi Faez Isa accusing him of concealing his properties in the United Kingdom, allegedly held in the name of his wife and children.
Justice Isa subsequently wrote three letters to President Arif Alvi, which were eventually leaked to the media, asking him to confirm whether the reports were true.
He also complained that selective leaks of the reference to the media amounted to his character assassination, thus jeopardising his right to due process and fair trial.