Supreme Court docket senior puisne choose Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Friday brushed apart rumours about division inside ranks of the highest judiciary, saying that it was “factually incorrect” that he had internally created a separate group inside the apex courtroom.
Justice Isa made the remarks whereas clarifying a misunderstanding forged by a video clip from the oathtaking ceremony of the chief justice of the Federal Shariat Court docket held a day earlier.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial administered the oath to Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman because the chief justice of the Shariat Court docket.
The footage circulating on social media platforms forged an impression that the senior puisne choose didn’t greet the CJP through the occasion.
In a press release, Justice Isa stated: “Instantly after the conclusion of the ceremony I went first to greet and I congratulate his spouse the place I met Justice Umar Ata Bandial and greeted him too.”
He went on to say that then he proceeded to greet Justice Rahman and later he went to speak to Dr Syed Muhammad Anwer, a former Aalim choose of the FSC, when Justice Bandial got here to greet him too.
“Somebody recorded this second, and incorrectly added that I had not greeted Justice Bandial, regardless that just some minutes earlier I had performed so,” he added.
Justice Isa added, “Justice Rahman’s spouse needed to introduce me to a few of her members of the family, which was the rationale I turned.”
The senior puisne choose stated that inaccurate interpretations have appeared within the media and requested that “factually incorrect tales shouldn’t be propagated, as they trigger pointless and avoidable misgivings and hurt”.
“My household and I can attest to the ache of being the brunt of sponsored false tales within the current previous,” he added.
“Confirm its truthfulness rigorously (earlier than you unfold it) lest you hurt folks by way of your personal ignorance’ (Al-Qur’an, 49:6),” he quoted a verse from the Holy Quran.
The highest courtroom choose additional stated, “I stand by my oath of workplace, to defend and uphold the Structure of Pakistan and can’t concur with something much less. Garnishing info to create a controversial narrative is damaging to the establishment.”
“Allow us to not be detracted, allow us to work collectively to construct a powerful judicial system which focuses on the administration of expeditious justice,” he concluded.
Experiences about variations between Justice Isa and CJP Bandial have been showing in print, digital and social media platforms for the previous couple of months.
Apparently, the place held by the 2 senior judges on numerous issues, particularly on suo motu powers of the chief justice, has led to speculations that it has created a rift between the judiciary.
In April, a six-member bench of the apex courtroom — after a five-minute listening to — ‘closed’ the case that led Justice Isa to situation an order to freeze the hearings of all of the sub judice suo motu notices.
The highest courtroom had constituted the six-member bigger bench to assessment the choice of a particular Supreme Court docket bench, led by Justice Isa, which ordered the shelving of all suo motu instances — invoked below Article 184(3) of the Structure.
However, Justice Isa stated that the decision of a six-member bench of the highest courtroom couldn’t put aside an earlier order to halt suo motu proceedings.
Earlier, the highest courtroom in a round “disregarded” a judgement authored by Justice Isa ordering the postponement of suo motu instances until amendments are made within the Supreme Court docket Guidelines 1980 concerning the discretionary powers of the chief justice to kind benches.
In its round, CJP Bandial famous that the observations made by the bulk judgment in paras 11 to 22 and 26 to twenty-eight had been past the matter fastened earlier than the courtroom and “invokes its suo motu jurisdiction”.
In Might, Justice Isa “skipped” CJP Bandial’s dinner for his colleagues geared toward “ending variations” among the many judges, sources instructed Geo Information.