ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday withdrew his observation in the case about implementation of Article 62 and 63.
Justice Khosa heads a five-judge Supreme Court bench that is hearing petitions seeking the disqualification of the prime minister over investments made by his family members in offshore companies.
In yesterdayâ€™s hearing, the bench identified â€śhonestyâ€ť as the real issue in the case as Justice Khosa pointed to contradictions in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifâ€™s May 2016 address to the National Assembly.
The bench was of the view that there should be a balance between satisfying the requirements of law and interpreting implementation of the disqualification law that can affect everybody.
â€śThis case is the first of its kindâ€¦ we know the gravity of a declaration by the court and its affect for both the parties, saying that someone was not honest. But we have to lay down parameters, otherwise, except for the Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, no one will survive,â€ť Justice Khosa had observed.
However, he withdrew his observation today, saying that he should not have expressed such views regarding the parliamentarians. Justice Khosa said â€śI regret my words.â€ť â€“ Samaa
Story first published: 10th January 2017