Threats to Justice Isa: SC expresses dissatisfaction with FIA tasked to probe viral video

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan expressed dissatisfaction at the role of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday, which has been tasked to probe threats made against Justice Qazi Faez Isa and the judiciary in a viral video.

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Chief Justice Justice Gulzar Ahmed was hearing the case after he took notice of a video clip containing derogatory and scandalous language against Justice Faez Isa case.

In today’s hearing, the attorney general told the court that Justice Isa’s wife had submitted a petition to the police which had forwarded the matter to the FIA.

“The FIA is doing nothing. It has other matters of judges as well (under scrutiny),” said the chief justice, adding that the agency has “not produced results in any matter [so far]”.

Justice Aijaz-ul-Ahsan said that a state institution had been threatened in the video and a judge’s name was taken in a derogatory manner.

“Why did the state machinery take action with delay?” asked Justice Ahsan to which the attorney general said that the FIA has started taking action under the Electronic Crime Act.

SC issues notice to Molvi Iftikhar-ud-din Mirza

In the viral video, a man identified as Agha Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza can be seen giving threats to the Supreme Court judge.

The court issued a notice to Mirza today and summoned him to the next hearing of the case.

“Maulana sahib came to the court but police took him into custody,” said Mirza’s lawyer to which the CJP said that he should appear before the SC.

The court subsequently ordered the Director General FIA and attorney general to appear before the bench in the next hearing on July 2.

The apex court had taken suo moto notice of the threats, stating that the video contained derogatory, contemptuous and scandalous language against the institution of the judiciary and the honourable judges, read a statement from the Supreme Court.

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