Supreme Court adjourns Justice Faez Isa review case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of review petitions filed in Justice Faez Isa case till the middle of next month as the petitioners sought more time to prepare their case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Justice Faez Isa, his wife Sarina Isa, different bar councils and PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists) had filed separate petitions for a review of the verdict passed by the Supreme Court on the reference filed by the government through President Arif Alvi.
But last week, the apex court issued a detailed judgment passed by a 10-member bench months after a short verdict was announced.
In the light of the latest development, the counsels for the petitioners on Wednesday requested the court to give time so that they could update their petitions and prepare arguments.
Later, a seven-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial accepted the pleas and adjourned the hearing till the week starting from November 16.
Justice Bandial said the petitioners had sought two-week time, adding that they had wished that Justice Faisal Arab could hear the case before his retirement.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar and Law Minister Farogh Nasim had also arrived at the court for the hearing.