Reference: Supreme Judicial Council issues notice to Justice Qazi Faez Isa

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Thursday issued notices to Supreme Court’s Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Karim Khan Agha of the Sindh High Court over references filed against them.

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The SJC — the only constitutional forum that can examine the conduct of superior court judges and recommend their removal — will hold a hearing of the two references on June 14.

According to media reports, the references accuse the two judges of concealing their assets and recommend action against them under Article 209 of the Constitution.

On Wednesday, against the backdrop of reports regarding institution of references against superior court judges, Justice Isa had approached President Dr Arif Alvi, complaining that selective leaks to the media amount to his character assassination, thus jeopardising his right to due process and fair trial.

An informed source had told Dawn that in his letter to the president, the SC judge had also said he would be obliged if the former could let him know if it was correct that a reference had been filed against him.

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