ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government has expressed satisfaction over the Supreme Court’s verdict wherein it quashed the presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s for non-disclosure of family members’ properties in his wealth statement.
Hours after the judgement was announced by the 10-judge full court bench by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said the government was satisfied with the “wise verdict”.
He was addressing a press conference along with Information Minster Shibli Faraz in Islamabad on Friday.
SC quashes presidential reference against Justice Isa
“[The judgement] is not a victory or defeat for anyone… it happens in democracy and it is constitutional scheme of matters,” Akbar said while emphasising that the government including Prime Minister Imran hold superior judiciary and its independence in high regards.
The PM’s aide said the apex court has quashed the presidential reference against Justice Isa but it has referred the matter to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
“Now the FBR will be required to compile the report on Justice Isa’s family members assets and submit in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).” Akbar also said the SJC will review the report and if Justice Isa was found involved in the case, appropriate action would be taken against him under Article 209.