Justice Faez Isa case: SC adjourns hearing

November 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned until next Monday hearing into the petitions challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.A ten-member full bench of...

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned until next Monday hearing into the petitions challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

A ten-member full bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial resumed hearing in the identical petitions, challenging the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for allegedly not disclosing foreign properties of his family members in wealth statement.

Other members of the full court comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar, Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik, Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Muhammad Qazi Amin Ahmed.

Continuing his arguments, Babar Sattar, member of the legal team of Justice Qazi Faez Isa, submitted that spouse of Justice Qazi Faez Isa had filed her tax returns in 2011 which establishes that she was not dependent on the petitioner.

He said that tax is a matter between the state and the citizen hence no individual can interfere in the tax matters of other, adding that the tax law is only applicable on income but not on assets. He submitted that the amount on which tax cannot be imposed; no income tax can be imposed on it as well.


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