ISLAMABAD, April 15 (Online): Justice Qazi Faez Isa has said Pakistan is facing threat from inside rather than outside.
He said this during the hearing of review case.
A 10-member full court led by Justice Umar Ata Bandial took up Justice Qazi Faez Isa review case for hearing Thursday.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa further remarked “ my spouse was not a party in the case and even then decision was given against her. I regret from my spouse, daughter and son that decision came against them due to me. Ministry is necessary for Farogh Naseem rather than respect of court. Law minister Farogh Naseem leveled allegations against me and my spouse. He perhaps is not aware of Islamic teachings. The holy prophet also worked for his spouse. We are called Islamic Republic Pakistan but in fact we are nation of hypocrites.
Citing to songs and poetry he said “ gham-e-Ishq lay kar jayen kahan, yahan ansoon ki koi qeemat nahi. Sending the case to FBR was overstepping the judicial powers. Article 184/3 of the constitution is meant for the protection of fundamental rights. The order related to FBR notice to my son and my daughter does not fall in the ambit of fundamental rights. But Commissioner Zulfiqar Ahmad took this action under court’s pressure. The members of Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) conducted proceedings malafidely. SJC never gave me opportunity to defend my self. SJC massacred the justice.
He stated : president did not even bother to give reply to my three letters. Copy of reference was not provided to me. But fanfare started on media. Fifth generation war was launched against me and my family members. Asif Saeed Khosa stabbed me in my back without hearing my stance. My fellow judges declared me mad person in SJC. The powers to review are there if judges commit mistake. The court order runs contrary to constitution and law. Seeking illegal access to tax record of any one is criminal case. Law minister during his arguments had declared section 198 of the income tax law against the fundamental rights. Farogh Naseem kept on filing written arguments after completion of hearing of the case. Farogh Naseem violated his oath therefore, he should be sacked forthwith.
He said FBR was asked to complete the proceedings before announcement of detailed Verdict. No one can talk about Imran Khan family. I was fan of Imran Khan when he was cricketer. I took his autograph too. Imran Khan too is human being. Justice Azmat Saeed was my friend. But I was shocked over his decision. Justice Azmat Saeed is favorite personality of government at present. Country is facing threat from within and not outside. No one can touch Pakistan from outside.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial while addressing Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked identify what errors are in the court’s decision. Your counsel had not given arguments in respect of SJC.
Justice Munib Akhtar while addressing Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked your counsel had not given arguments on the part related to SJC. How can the arguments be given in the part of SJC.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa said “ the court has kept the reference alive in its decision. I have grave reservations against SJC. I will give arguments on sending my case again to SJC.
Justice Munib Akhtar remarked the judges you are naming have been retired. Don’t level allegations repeatedly against two judges. It should not be attributed to me what I have not said. I have asked only one question.
Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik remarked judge sahb you should not become party but give the arguments like a lawyer.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa while regretting Justice Munib Akhtar took the plea it is their discretion if learned judges agree or disagree with my arguments. I have right to give my arguments.
Justice Munib Akhtar remarked you are petitioner at present. I am asking question as member of bench.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked asking the question is discretion of judge.
Justice Maqbook Baqir while addressing Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked “ you should exercise restraint.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa took the plea Assets recovery unit has no legal position. Shahzad Akbar is member of PTI. Shahzad Akbar should be in jail. Shahzad Akbar is influential person of the country. Therefore, no one asks him. Shahazad Akbar was employee of NAB against the salary of Rs 8000 per month. How his wealth increased tremendously. No one is there to ask him this. Shadows are ruling Pakistan at present. We don’t know even that we are living in democratic era or the dictatorship is in place. People were lifted from different departments for establishment of assets recovery unit. Ashfaq Ahmad was selected from FBR.
The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the case till Monday.