President rejects leakage of judge’s reference contents



President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday strongly rebuffed that the contents of a reference against a judge of the Supreme Court were leaked from the Aiwan-e-Sadr as he had held thorough investigation into it.
In an interview with a private TV channel (AAJ), he explained that he had received the reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, the judge of the Supreme Court, moved by the ministry of law and justice.
To a question in that regard the president further elaborated that after receiving the reference, he had three options over its disposal. First to sit over it like those who used such things for blackmailing (threats), second for holding a media trial, and the third one to proceed in accordance with relevant laws.He said that he preferred the legal one by sending the presidential reference to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) under the specific laws and expressed the confidence that SJC would decide it in accordance with the law.
To another question, the president credited Prime Minister Imran Khan for effectively representing Pakistan’s stance on various issues including a peaceful resolution to the Afghan issue during his visit to the United States.
He said during the prime minister’s visit, comprehensive talks were held on the peaceful resolution of the Afghan issue.
Pakistan had assured the US about making all out efforts to bring Taliban to hold dialogue for the peaceful solution of the issue, he said adding, the US wanted a peaceful exit from Afghanistan and afterward, Pakistan could assist in the rehabilitation and restructuring efforts.—APP