ISLAMABAD, April 22 (Online): The hearing of review case of Justice Qazi Faez Isa was adjourned for one day following creation of bitterness between Justice Maqbool Baqir and Justice Munib Akhtar.
A 10-member bench of the SC presided over by Justice Umar Ata Bandial took up the case for hearing Thursday.
Additional Attorney General (AAG) Amir Rehman while arguing took the plea that full opportunity of hearing was given to Sarina Isa. The court heard the stance of Justice Qazi Faez Isa in details. What should be the procedure for hearing it is administrative powers of the court. Review petition cannot be filed with regard to administrative powers of the court. The court had issued no order against Sarina Isa. The hearing is needed for giving decision against some one. SC had given the order to take action against the off shore companies. Had FBR not taken action then it would have been contempt of court.
Raising objection over the arguments of the counsel for government Justice Qazi Faez Isa said federal government filed no review petition. The matter of FBR runs between my spouse and the institution. Government is trying to delay the case. Government wants case should be delayed till the retirement of Justice Manzoor Malik.
He further argued it was not said in the court decision that Sarina Isa case was sent to FBR under article 187. Norms of justice say that the case be completed soon.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah while addressing the additional attorney general said on one occasion that what case is being referred to by him is different from this case. The majority judges dismissed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
Justice Umar Ata Bandia had to suspend the proceedings of the case for ten minutes during hearing when Justice Maqbool Baqir directed Amir Rehman to take into view the factor of shortage of time and Justice Munib Akhtar remarked for availing the time by Amir Rehman on his will.
Justice Maqbool Baqir remarked Amir Rehman should give arguments briefly.
Justice Munib Akhtar remarked here no race is being run.
Justice Maqbool Baqir said to him “ please don’t interfere in my remarks. This is not the way to interfere in the talk of a senior. It is a separate issue if some one wants delay due to some particular reason. The entire world is watching the case. The court’s decorum will have to be taken into account.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said to Justice Maqbool Baqir you cannot stop any one He will talk. Either fix time for Amir Rehman or let him complete his arguments. I will stand up and go if the counsel is intercepted repeatedly.
Justice Maqbool Baqir said this hearing will not run under any coercion. I can too stand up and go.
The counsel for the government said it is proper that 10 minutes interval is observed.
SC observed 10 minute interval.
After interval, Justice Umar Ata Bandial said Justice Maqbool Baqir is darling of the bench. What Justice Qazi Faez Isa has said about the conduct of Amir Rehman is inappropriate.
The court while directing Amir Rehman to continue his arguments on tomorrow and give time frame for completing his arguments adjourned the hearing of the case for one day.