SC to hear plea against appointment of Justice Isa on April 4


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) announced to hear a constitutional petition against the appointment of Justice Qazi Faez Isa on April 4, a report said on Thursday.

A three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, will take up the petition filed by lawyer Riaz Hanif Rahi who challenged the appointment of the sitting SC judge.

On March 22, while rejecting the registrar office objections, the apex court entertained a constitutional petition against the appointment of a sitting Supreme Court judge.

“After hearing the appellant in person, the office objection is overruled. Let the constitutional petition be numbered and fixed before the court whereby the question of maintainability shall be decided,” the chief justice remarked in his written order after hearing an appeal on March 12 against the SC registrar office’s objections over a constitutional petition.

Two years ago, Rahi had filed a constitutional petition challenging the appointment of Justice Isa as chief justice of the Balochistan High Court in August 2009.