PBC, Supreme Court Bar oppose Azmat Saeed as Broadsheet probe body head

By: News Desk      Published: 04:40 PM, 28 Jan, 2021
PBC, Supreme Court Bar oppose Azmat Saeed as Broadsheet probe body head

The Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar have raised concerns over the chairmanship of Justice (r) Sheikh Azmat Saeed in the Broadsheet Inquiry Committee, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

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In a joint statement issued on Thursday, Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council Khushdil Khan and President Supreme Court Bar Association Abdul Latif Afridi have expressed their serious reservations on appointment of Justice (r) Azmat Saeed as Inquiry Commission in respect of the Broadsheet Scandal.

 “As the learned retired judge having remained an active member of Panama Case Bench of the Supreme Court and having held the office of Deputy Prosecutor General, NAB, at the time of Broadsheet Agreement, during General Pervez Musharraf regime, may not be able to maintain his neutrality while acting as the Inquiry Commission,” the statement reads.  

Both bars urged him, ‘better not to accept this appointment.’

The Bar leaders have also expressed their strong concern on inordinate delay in hearing and disposal of the foreign funding case of the present ruling party, on one pretext or the other, which is pending before the Election Commission of Pakistan for over years. 

The bar leader demanded from the Election Commission of Pakistan that Foreign Funding Case of the Tehreek-e-Insaf should be decided without further delay.’

The federal cabinet already approved the appointment of Justice (r) Azmat Saeed as head of the probe body of the Broadsheet scandal that has stormed the country’s politics for the last two weeks.

Both treasury and opposition members have made allegations against each other on the Broadsheet matter.