Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Supreme Court has expressed “shock” on the media figuring out of CJP Gulzar Ahmed’s verdict within the case of Prime Minister Imran Khan issuing growth funds to lawmakers earlier than he has learn it.
He has written to the Supreme Court registrar inquiring why he was not despatched a duplicate of the judgment.
“I have learnt that an order/judgment (don’t know which one) was passed in the subject case on 11 February 2021, and released to the media. This is shocking since, as yet, I have not received the file with the order/judgment,” he wrote.
Justice Isa went on to state that it’s “settled practice” that after the decision is penned (on this case by CJP Gulzar Ahmed) “it is sent to the next senior judge, and so on”.
He stated that Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who was additionally part of the bench listening to the case, obtained a duplicate, however he didn’t.
He has requested that the case file be supplied “so I may finally read the order/judgment” and requested that solutions to the next questions be supplied:
(1) Why the order/judgment was not despatched to me?
(2) Why the settled apply of sending it to the following senior decide was not adopted?
(3) Why was it launched to the media earlier than I learn it (not to mention had the chance to signal it in settlement / disagreement)?
(4) Who ordered its launch to the media?
CJP says Justice Isa should not hear instances about PM
The case in query pertains to the discharge of Rs500 million to every lawmaker as growth funds, a choice signed off on by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Ijazul Ahsen heard the matter.
Following the listening to Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed issued a written verdict.
“In these circumstances, it would not be proper for the judge to hear the matter considering that he had already filed a petition against the Prime Minister of Pakistan, in his personal capacity,” says the written order issued by the chief justice.
He additional famous that in an effort to uphold the precept of un-biasness and impartiality, it might be within the curiosity of justice that the Judge (Justice Isa) not hear issues involving the prime minister of Pakistan.