Govt says satisfied with SC verdict, no plan to file review petition

Sandra Loyd

— Opposition needs president, prime minister’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: Unique Assistant to Prime Minister on Responsibility Shahzad Akbar on Friday stated that the federal government was satisfied over the Supreme Court’s (SC) judgment on Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s petition challenging the governmental recommendation under Short article 209 of the Constitution.

He stated this while resolving an interview flanked by Minister for Details and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz after a 10- member bigger SC bench quashed the governmental recommendation versus Justice Qazi Faez Isa for non-disclosure of his family members’ residential or commercial properties in his wealth declarations.

“It was a sensitive issue and it was not anyone’s victory or defeat as such processes took place in a democracy,” he stated, including the federal government had no plan to file a review petition versus the verdict.

Akbar stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), its Chairman Imran Khan, and he himself as an advocate, had excellent regard for the honourable remarkable court judges, and self-reliance of the judiciary.

“The PTI believes in separation of judiciary, executive and legislature as was envisaged in the Constitution,” he added.

The SAPM stated that under Short article 209, there were 3 methods to file a referral versus a judge. Either the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) itself takes notification or the federal government submits any individual or a referral approaches the council for action versus a judge, he added.

He stated that there was system of responsibility of every organization and the remarkable judiciary was answerable just to the SJC consisting of 5 senior judges of the remarkable judiciary.

Akbar stated that the recommendation had to do with 3 flats owned by the other half and children of the honourable judge, which had actually been challenged by the latter. The SC bench, in its brief order, had actually stated the SJC’s procedures and its show- trigger notification as abate, he added.

Based On the SC verdict, he stated, within 7 days, the inland commissioner of the Federal Board of Profits (FBR) would provide notifications to the judge’s partner and children, who were the owners ofproperty “As per the SC direction, the FBR is required to compile a report regrading assets of Justice Isa’s family members and submit it to the SJC, which after reviewing it would take an appropriate action, if needed,” he added.

He likewise stated that the federal government thought that the problems associated to the judges of remarkable judiciary must be checked out by the SJC. The plan of things given up the court verdict was suitable, he added.

The SAPM clarified that with filing of the recommendation, the role of the federal government had actually ended which was why neither he nor Law Minister Farough Naseem ever talked about the case. It was deliberate as we desired to prevent any debate, he added.

He stated that the remarkable courts judges were custodian of the Constitution, nevertheless, asking any concern from them under the law was legal.

Akbar stated that as he was resolving journalism conference, an area of the media was providing an incorrect impression that the word ‘mala fide’ had actually been utilized in the verdict which the Property Recovery System (ARU) had actually been stated unlawful. He discovered no such thing in the brief order, he stated, including the goal of holding journalism conference was to clarify the federal government’s position that it would carry out the comprehensive order, whenever it would be provided.

He likewise stated that it was an essential case which would be a beacon of light forfuture The federal government had actually currently specified that it had no objection to referring the case to FBR, however the petitioner did not concur to it, he added.

Previously, the info minister stated that journalism conference was being held to provide the federal government’s position on the court verdict.


On the other hand, the opposition celebrations in a joint declaration invited the SC verdict and required the president and the prime minister resign from their posts for submitting a referral based upon mala fide intentions.

” President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister [Imran Khan] ought to resign on submitting an unconstitutional and unlawful recommendation versus the judge of the Supreme Court,” checked out a joint declaration provided by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Awami National Party (ANP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and National Party (NP).

“The truth about the ARU has come out and it should be shut down in the light of the SC order,” it added.

“The government tried to malign the judiciary by filing a reference based on mala fide intentions against the judge,” it even more stated, including “this was an attempt to pressurise the judiciary.”

Individually, responding to the verdict, PML-N leader Khawaja Asif, in a tweet, stated that the remarkable court have added another chapter to the history of justice. “The legal fraternity upheld the supremacy of law. I pay tribute to the bench. The president and prime minister who filed the reference should resign if they have any shame,” he added.


After the verdict was revealed, former chief law officer Irfan Qadir, while speaking to a regional news outlet, stated that mala fide intentions and misconception are 2 various things.

“Mala fide intentions are made when there is substantial evidence, but misunderstanding took place in this case because properties were not declared and some people were of the opinion that non-declaration of the wife’s assets was misconduct,” he stated.

” After Justice Isa’s other half clarified in court that her partner had no link with the [London] residential or commercial properties, the recommendation was rendered unwarranted and which lead to its termination,” he added.

On the other hand, speaking to Pakistan Today, tax authorities stated that in the preliminary phase, a notification will be provided by the Islamabad Regional Tax Office commissioner to Justice Isa’s family, requesting for an income tax return and a wealth declaration.

Henceforth, if the commissioner is satisfied with the participants reply a report will be sent to the FBR chairperson who will consequently send a report to the SJC.

Nevertheless, if Justise Isa’s family’s reaction stops working to please the commissioner, the commissioner will provide a show trigger requiring money path of residential or commercial properties.

Consequently, if Justice Isa’s family still stops working to provide an affordable response then the commissioner earnings tax can provide a final order requiring the submission or recovery of tax.

Nevertheless, according to sources, Justice Isa’s family can challenge the order of the commissioner in various online forums, consisting of Commissioner Appeals, the Inland Profits Tribunal, high courts and finally the SC.

The authorities stated that that it is up to these online forums to choose how long this case will in fact take.

After 75 days, the FBR can upgrade the SC about the procedures held which if a case is pending prior to the Commissioner Appeal, Inland Profits Tribunal, High court or SC.

According to FBR authorities, the board can not raise concerns on farming earnings as farming earnings is a provincial matter. FBR has the right to raise concerns in the case of a non-resident Pakistani getting earnings from Pakistan.

The post Govt says satisfied with SC verdict, no plan to file review petition appeared first on World Weekly News.