SCP issues notice to govt in Qazi Faez Isa review petition

By: News Desk      Published: 01:10 PM, 1 Mar, 2021
SCP issues notice to govt in Qazi Faez Isa review petition

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has issued notice to the federal government and adjourned the review case hearing of Justice Qazi Faez Isa till March 2 (Tuesday), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa himself appeared before the 10-member full court and requested that he wanted to present arguments of his case himself as the matter may be decided without any further delay.

Justice Qazi Faez presented the argument as his lawyer was not well.

He said he had been facing difficulties since 2019.

“In this case, I am not important. The Supreme Court may ponder on my request to broadcast the case hearing on Television.”

A ten-member larger bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the case of Justice Qazi Faiz Issa.

Justice Maqbool Baqir, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Mazhar Alam and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Muneeb Akhtar comprising Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Qazi Amin and Justice Aminuddin Khan heard the review case of Justice Qazi Faiz Issa.

According to the review petition, the directions to the tax authorities in paragraph 4 to 11 of the June 19, 2020 short order of the apex court in the presence of the specific provisions of the Income Tax Ordinance (ITO) were in the nature of legislation and that too ‘person specific’ and thus without jurisdiction.