President okays withdrawal of reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday approved the withdrawal of the curative review reference and Civil Miscellaneous Application (CMA) against senior Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
The president gave the approval on the advice of the prime minister in accordance with Article 48 of the Constitution.
Dr Alvi also signed his power of attorney in favour of Advocate Supreme Court Anees Ahmed Shehzad.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday directed the law ministry to withdraw the curative review reference filed against Supreme Court s senior judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
According to the statement released PM Office, the prime minister has directed Federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar to withdraw the curative review reference against Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa as it was politically motivated.
The premier further said CRR was filed only to defame Justice Qazi Faez Isa and his family members. “This was not a reference rather a victimization by revengeful Imran Khan against an impartial person pursuing the course of constitution and the law.”
“This was a conspiracy to usurp the independence of judiciary and create a division within,” the prime minister remarked.
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The Supreme Court (SC) on June 19, dismissed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa after declaring it invalid .
The detailed verdict released by the apex court nullified the presidential reference against Justice Isa and termed the reference as a violation of the law and the Constitution.