Justice Qazi Faez Isa petition seeking broadcasting live hearing of his review petitions rejected


ISLAMABAD, April 13 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has rejected Justice Qazi Faez Isa petition for broadcasting live hearing of his review petitions.

The petitions was rejected by six out of ten judges. The decision was reserved on March 18. Justice Umar Ata Bandial read out short verdict .

A 10-member larger bench of SC led by Justice Umar Ata Bandial took up for hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isa review petition. Justice Qazi Faez Isa and his spouse were present in the court.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial announced the short verdict. According to short verdict the plea by Justice Qazi Faez Isa seeking live telecast of hearing of his review petition is rejected due to majority decision. 6 judges gave decision for rejecting the plea. As per dissenting note of the remaining four judges, getting access to the information is fundamental right of people. This is case of public interest. The said case be aired on SC website. The audio-video recording of this case be also placed on website.

Six judges of the bench maintained in their decision access to the information is administrative matter. How can we allow.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa requested the court that he wants to know the names of judges who have written the decision and who have differed from the decision.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked be patient. When we read out detailed decision then you will come to know the names.

Following the rejection of plea seeking live cast of review petition, Justice Umar Ata Bandial inquired from Justice Qazi Faez Isa “ give the arguments on review petition.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa said “ I am not mentally prepared to give the arguments.

Justice Qazi Amin remarked will you give the arguments after detailed decision is announced.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa said I depend on the court. If it says then I will start giving my arguments.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial directed Sarina Isa, spouse of Justice Qazi Faez Isa to give arguments.

Opening her arguments, Sarina Isa said government minister Fawad Chaudhry scandalized the court. The punishment was announced by the court, however no action was taken against any one.

Sarina Isa said punishment on account of contempt of court has been announced for former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani and leaders of other political parties in SC. Registrar did not fix for hearing the contempt of court case against Fawad Chaudhry.

Justice Qaz Faez Isa said it is beyond comprehension as to why the contempt of court petitions were not fixed for hearing. This is matter of honor of the court.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial said to Justice Qazi Faez Isa you should become prepared mentally to give arguments. The petitions for contempt of court will also be fixed for hearing.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till today (Wednesday).