April 20, 2021
Justice Faez Isa says…: The Damocles sword hangs over my head two years ago
ISLAMABAD: Justice Qazi Faez Isa, while hearing appeals against the Supreme Court order of June 19 last year, noted that Damocles’ sword was hanging over his head two years ago.
Expressing his remorse for being emotional and exchanging hot words with two members of the bench, hearing his request for review, he said “the government wants to fire me as a Supreme Court judge” in some way.
Earlier, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered the registry office to provide Judge Qazi Faez Isa with a copy of the report, filed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in connection with an investigation into London’s sister Salina Isa’s London premises.
A larger 10-member bench in the high court, led by Judge Umer Ata Bandial, also began hearing similar review letters challenging its final order of June 19, referring the matter to FBR, directing it to start a tax process representing a partner and children of Justice Isa.
FBR chairman Javed Ghani had submitted a final report to the office of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, who is also chair of the Supreme Court of Justice.
During the hearing, Judge Qazi Faez Isa informed the court that they had not received the FBR report. Justice Bandial asked the court’s partner to submit the report to the applicant. In time, the secretary of the Supreme Court of Justice submitted the report to the court. Justice Bandial told Judge Qazi Isa that he would be given a copy of the report.
The court found that it had been accepted in the FBR notice that Sarina Isa had sent London more money than the actual price of London buildings and that transactions were made through bank channels.
Justice Yahya Afridi noted that the real value of London’s real estate was 751,000 pounds, with Sarina Isa sending more money to buy the property from 2003 to 2014 through banking channels, and FBR, in its exhibition notice, acknowledged that fact. .
Justice Muneeb Akhtar, another member of the bench, noted that according to the FBR notice, money was being sent for other purposes and not to buy property. During this time, Judge Mansoor Ali Shah noted that whatever money was sent, the court did not care.
“What is important to us is that the money was sent in accordance with the law and the proper banking procedures,” remarked Judge Mansoor Ali Shah, adding that the money belonged to the applicant, Sarina Isa, and for what purpose, it did not matter.
Justice Bandial told Sarina Isa that it was good that the money for the purchase was not from Hundi, but from a bank station.
Ms Sarina said her children had grown up and were doing jobs while buying foreign properties. He said his partner had nothing to do with London buildings, adding that his partner was not involved in transferring money to buy London buildings.
“I was not involved in a quick trial; however, the decision was against me and my children, ”said Sarina Isa, adding that she and her children were often referred to in court.
He told the court he had gone to the SC Registrar for recording and recording a major case. “But I was not given a written record of the case by the registrar of the Supreme Court,” he added.
Justice Bandial told Sarina Isa that the main case was a transcript of her statement. “If you present the arguments from the case file, it will be easier for us to understand; is the third in the case; you are directly involved in this case, ”Justice Bandial told Sarina Isa
Justice Bandial went on to say that his wife’s case was being considered in the Supreme Court, but the applicant did not want to go to the SJC. This time, Justice Qazi Faez Isa came on stage and said his statement about not going to the SJC contradicted the facts. “I was given the Supreme Judicial Council, but I was not given the right to fully defend myself.” He said he had submitted five responses to the Supreme Court of Justice, adding that he had not applied for a postponement of the SJC process.
Justice Isa said he had not yet filed a motion to adjourn the Supreme Court of Justice. He said his partner is not a lawyer; therefore, he has asked the court not to disturb him with disputes and will answer all court questions.
“We are not disturbing him, but as he appears in person, so he will have to answer court questions,” Justice Bandial told Judge Isa. “We acknowledge that it is a serious matter for the court, but we will look at the record because this is not an illegal matter but a financial source that will be required to satisfy the court,” Justice Bandial told Sarina Isa.
“Ma’am, if you have any record of the sources of income that you bought from London buildings, please show us,” Justice Bandial asked Sarina Isa. However, he said he had already provided details of the London property court, adding that Inland Commissioner FBR Zulfiqar Ahmed did not work well with his financial resources and did not include details of the notice on his salary, lease as details of the properties sold.
He said he had been paying taxes since 1982. Judge Muneeb Akhtar asked Sarina Isa that the FBR report indicated that there was some controversy in her statement. “You are a 50% shareholder in these two properties, but you did not answer the FBR question and changed your position,” Judge Muneeb said.
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