CJP Qazi Faez Isa fines lawyer for wasting court’s time
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa, imposed a penalty of Rs. 5,000 on a lawyer for wasting the court’s time in a property case.
CJP Justice Faez Isa remarked that instead of pointing out relevant documents, the lawyer of the petitioner squandered the court’s time and attempted to mislead the court.
The Chief Justice while addressing the lawyer told him that the court no longer trusts him owing to his misconduct and directed him to submit the fine amount to a charitable organization of his choice and provide a receipt before the court.
Be reminded that Chief Justice Justice Faez Isa had previously instructed the lawyers not to address the judges as “My Lord.”
An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice to discuss the provision of justice and the formation of benches. Justice Sardar Tariq Masood also attended the meeting.
The selected representatives of the Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association presented their recommendations in written form during the meeting.
After the meeting, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council, Hassan Raza Pasha, apprised that a two-member committee had been constituted to formulate policies pertaining to pending cases for several years.
Chief Justice had an interesting conversation with Advocate Abid Saqi, a member of the Pakistan Bar Council, regarding the decision of the Faizabad sit-in.
It merits mentioning here that Chief Justice Justice Qazi Faez Isa is the son of Justice Qazi Muhammad Isa, one of the top leaders of the Pakistan Movement.
He was born on October 26, 1959, in the Pishin district of Balochistan.
After accomplishing his bar at law in London, he became a lawyer for the Supreme Court in 1998.
Justice Faez Isa’s initial appointment as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court took place on August 15, 2009.
On September 5, 2014, he was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Being a Supreme Court judge, Justice Faez Isa gave decisions in several significant cases, including ruling against military courts, the Hudabiya Papers Mills case, the Faizabad sit-in case, women’s inheritance rights, and cases pertaining to the protection of government properties.
Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa will reach his age of superannuation on October 25, 2024.