ISLAMABAD (our reporter):- The Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faiz Issa has expressed his concerns over the convening of a meeting of the Judicial Commission for the appointment of judges during summer vocations.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa raised his concerns to the Chief Justice of Pakistan through WhatsApp.
Justice Faiz Issa said that neither the Chief Justice nor the Registrar of the Supreme Court had informed him about the Judicial Commission meetings.
Justice Faiz Issa said that summer vacations are also going on in Sindh and Lahore High Courts. Judicial Commission meeting cannot be convened illegally. We should all be aware of our constitutional responsibility.
He said that the fate of the people should not be played in an unconstitutional manner. “I am the only member of the Judicial Commission practicing as a lawyer in the Sindh High Court. Is it not an insult not to inform the senior member of the Judicial Commission about the meeting,” he asked?
Justice Faiz Issa said that he could not send a letter from Spain due to holidays. The message should be sent to all members of the Judicial Commission. Why the need?
The Senior judge of the Supreme Court said that the tenure of 13 additional judges of the Lahore High Court had been extended because the commission members could not review the documents pertaining to them. The included names must have been reviewed?
He said that a former Chief Justice had not elevated to a Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court as a judge of the Supreme Court and appointed as additional judge of the Supreme Court. This has created racism and provincialism. Shouldn’t those who despise the Chief Justice of the province be punished for contempt?, he raised questions
It seems that the appointment of a cook is more careful than the appointment of a judge.
It may be recalled that the Judicial Commission on appointment of 6 additional judges in Sindh High Court will meet tomorrow while the Judicial Commission on appointment of 13 Additional Judges in Lahore High Court will meet on June 29.