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Govt files chamber appeals in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case

By Sohail Khan
July 09, 2021
Govt files chamber appeals in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday filed chamber appeals in the Supreme Court against the objections raised by its registrar office on the curative petitions, seeking review on Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case.

The government after removing the objections raised by the registrar office filed chamber appeals praying to review the verdict given by the apex court on April 26 in the review petitions filed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa to the extent of referring the matter to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

On May 25, the registrar office of the Supreme Court had raised objections over a set of nine curative petitions on the grounds that the petitions contained scandalous language; besides, under the law a second review petition could not be filed to challenge a decision on a review petition, and the petitions contained many other deficiencies.

The registrar office had stated in the objections that no proper notices had been issued to the respondents while filing the petitions and hence time could not be granted and the case in its original form was being returned for not being entertainable.

It had explained that the curative review petition was an application which provided information to initiate suo motu proceedings under Articles 184(3), 187, 188 and 189 of the Constitution, read with Order 26 and Order 33 of the Supreme Court Rules.

It had further stated that the present case amounts to a second review petition and, therefore, it is not entertainable under Order 36, Rule 9 of the Supreme Court Rules, which states that after final disposal of the first application for review, no subsequent application for review would lie to the court and consequently would not be entertained by the registry.

Moreover, the Registrar office had maintained that suo motu cases had been written on the title page of the petitions but in the subject they were described as curative review petitions. Later on, the government on June 25 sought two weeks time for completing some paperwork to which the registrar office granted permission. On Thursday, the government after removing objections on the curative petition filed chamber appeals in the Supreme Court.