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Registrar returns govt’s review petitions against SC verdict in Justice Isa case

The registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has returned a review petition filed by the government against the apex court’s judgement on the review petitions in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case.

The office returned the application with the objection that a review could not be conducted twice into one case.

In April, Justice Isa won a case which set aside the SC’s earlier directive to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to conduct an inquiry into three UK properties in the name of his wife and children.

Earlier in the day, President Arif Alvi had once again approached the Supreme Court in Justice Isa’s reference case. According to sources, the President has filed a fresh petition seeking the re-hearing of the petitions.

Sources said that the president has filed a constitutional petition under the self-notice jurisdiction, in which Justice Qazi Faez Isa has been made a party in the 70-page petition.

In the petition, the president has taken the position that even after the decision on the review petition, a hearing can be held on the jurisdiction of self-notice.

It may be recalled that on June 19, 2020, a 10-member bench of the Supreme Court, in a short judgment, had quashed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa and dismissed it. Four months later, the Supreme Court had issued a detailed judgment in this regard.


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