SJC dismisses second reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council on Monday rejected a government’s reference of misconduct against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for writing a letter to President Arif Alvi.

The SJC ruled that Justice Faes Isa has not been found by the council to be serious or grave enough to constitute misconduct sufficient enough for his removal for the exalted office of the Judge of the Supreme court of Pakistan.

A show-cause notice was issued to the Supreme Court judge on July 18 for writing letters after a presidential reference was filed against him.

The SJC had asked Justice Isa to explain his conduct for writing letters to the president of Pakistan.

In May, President Alvi authorised the filing of references with the SJC against Justice Isa and Sindh High Court’s Justice KK Agha for allegedly not disclosing their foreign properties in their wealth statements.

Justice Isa had written a letter to President Alvi seeking clarity regarding the reports that the government had filed a reference against him over allegations of misconduct. Copies of the letter were sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan and the apex court as well.

The Supreme Court judge is also facing another reference regarding failure to declare his alleged foreign properties.