Justice Isa expresses reservations over formation of SC larger bench

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Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Qazi Faiz Isa has expressed his reservations over the formation of a larger bench which will hear the presidential reference that seeks interpretation of Article 63-A.

According to details, Justice Isa on Wednesday wrote a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial in which he expressed his reservations over the formation of the larger bench. He raised some questions.

Justice Isa objected that since the entire nation’s eyes were on the presidential reference, but no consultation was held with the senior judges of the apex court before formation of the bench. Moreover, the senior judges have been ignored and they have not been made part of the bench, the epistle read.

It further said that rules were not followed and judges who were on the 4th, 8th and 13th number in the seniority list were included in the larger bench. Where the legal and constitutional affairs are involved, senior judges are be included in the bench, the letter said.

 

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