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Govt confirms references filed in Supreme Judicial Council against judges

Documents verified from the UK

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 3, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Jun 3, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The government has confirmed that references have been filed in the Supreme Judicial Council against judges for owning foreign assets.  

The offices of the law and justice ministry and the assets recovery unit, prime minister’s office, issued a joint statement on Sunday.

Related: Has a reference really been filed against Justice Qazi Isa?

The assets recovery unit was established at the PM Office to “bring back the unlawful wealth back to Pakistan”, it said. The unit also receives complains with regard to existence of properties of Pakistanis abroad and is “duty bound to take appropriate action” once it receives a complaint. It received a complaint with respect to the foreign properties of three judges.

The recovery unit forwarded the complaint to the law and justice ministry. The assets recovery unit verified it and received “certified copies from the land registries of the relevant assets, which were duly attested by the High Commission of Pakistan in the UK and notarized in London”.

Related: Sindh bar association condemns ‘malicious’ reference against Justice Isa

The information was shared with the Supreme Judicial Council and two references were filed, the statement said.

Reports on references have been making rounds since last week. Justice Qazi Faez Isa even wrote a letter to the president asking him whether a reference had been filed against him. Additional Attorney General Zahid F Ebrahim resigned over the reference and the Sindh High Court Bar Association and Karachi Bar Association expressed their support for the judges named in the reference.

PEMRA barred media channels from airing analysis or discussion on the topic. It served notices to 14 news channels for violations.

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  1. anwer  June 5, 2019 4:41 am/ Reply

    all corrupt people made properties under wife or kids or relatives name ,judges kee bhee inquiry honee chaheeyay , ya nauzobilah god nahein hain like Shahbaz ka puppet judge in past ,spec lahore high court ka chief justice jis nay sunday court open ker kay hamza kee gair hazree main bail dee , kia respecible khosa sahib nay notice nahein leya kia Pakistan ka qanoon s faislay kee ijazat dayta hay ager koi poor insan hota too ab tak jail main hota .judges bhee apnay pete bhai ka khayal rakhtay hain ALLAH reham kray Pakistan perr .and now hamza ,saad , shehaz sab ko bail miltee rehtee hay , I am thinking to bing this kind of act of Pakistani courts to word media ,still respect very much chf justice saqib nisar , great honest man llah lambee umer ata farmayay ameen

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