SC rejects apology from man who threatened Justice Qazi Faez Isa

By: INP      Published: 01:07 AM, 3 Jul, 2020
SC rejects apology from man who threatened Justice Qazi Faez Isa
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The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rejected apology from Agha Iftikharuddin Mirza, who had threatened Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a judge of the top court, in a social media video.

Mirza’s lawyer said that his client was old and three of his arteries were blocked, adding that he had been suffering from chest pain.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan said that people conveniently become sick whenever courts summon them. On June 30, an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad remanded Mirza into FIA’s custody for seven days.

Sarina Isa, the wife of Justice Isa, filed on June 24 an application for an FIR to be registered against a man who threatened her husband.

She said the man, whom she tentatively identified as Agha Iftikharuddin Mirza, threatened Justice Isa’s life. She quoted the man as saying “whoever is caught involved in embezzlement, even if he’s [Justice Qazi] Faez Isa, should be put before a firing squad”. He also called for public hanging of “people like this” and said the entire city should be called to watch it. “Call them to Fawara Chowk to see that such and such man is being shot,” he said in the video.

Justice Isa became the centre of a Supreme Court trial after a presidential reference was filed against him for allegedly concealing the assets of his wife and adult children. He has argued that they were not his dependents and therefore he was not supposed to declare their assets.