What chief justice of Pakistan doing is wrong: Hamid Khan
Says threats that are being hurled at judiciary completely inappropriate: Advises judges to put differences aside: Says bypassing senior judges and appointing junior ones will have negative effects
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“The threats that are being hurled at the judiciary are completely inappropriate. The Supreme Court’s decisions can be wrong or right. All of us lawyers stand with the Supreme Court. We will not tolerate the threats,” he stated.
He also advised the judges to put their differences aside.
He addressed the chief justice saying, “Justice Sajjad Ali Shah is retiring, and you have made him a member of the Judicial Commission for five days. It is a wrong decision to sideline Justice Qazi Faez Isa and make the five-day judge a member of the commission.”
He added, “Justice Mansoor Ali Shah wants to become a member of the Judicial Commission, but he is not being allowed.”
He said, “The Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) is not being brought to the Supreme Court despite being a senior judge. Bypassing senior judges and appointing the junior ones will have wrong effects.”
He deplored, “You [Ata Bandial] are bringing the seventh judge from the Lahore High Court (LHC), but no judge from the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Is this your justice?”
He stressed, “The Judicial Council meeting should be adjourned soon. In Supreme Court, there should be a representation of every high court and every province. Taking the seventh judge from the Lahore High Court (LHC), but not taking the first judge from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the third judge from the Peshawar High Court (PHC) is not appropriate.”
He said, “We appeal to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to do justice. You have been appointed for dispensing justice.”
He added, “If a judge does not do justice with his institution, how he will do justice to anyone else. We want appointment of judges in the Supreme Court on the basis of seniority.”
Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani