Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to withdraw a curative reference filed against Supreme Court’s senior-most judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
The government on Thursday decided not to pursue the reference based on weak and baseless reasons. According to details, PM Shehbaz, labelling it baseless and politically-motivated, ordered the withdrawal of the curative reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
The prime minister instructed Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar to withdraw the reference saying that the government would not pursue the same for it being baseless and politically motivated, a PM Office statement said.
The federal cabinet had already approved the withdrawal of the reference in a meeting chaired by the prime minister. “This was not a reference rather a victimization by revengeful Imran Niazi 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. He said while being in opposition, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and other coalition parties had opposed this frivolous reference.
The prime minister said Imran Niazi had also made the President of Pakistan “misuse” his office for this “criminal act” who became an accomplice in an attack on the judiciary.
He said the lawyers’ bodies including the Pakistan Bar Council had had also opposed the reference and the government valued their opinion. — DNA