ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court affirmed its stance on Saturday that Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa remains impervious to pressure and impartiality, responding to an application received from the PTI the day before.
A press release issued by the secretary to the chief justice emphasized, “Everyone should have faith [in the fact] that Justice Faez Isa, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, understands his constitutional responsibilities, and he can neither be pressured nor will he show partiality.” The statement underscored the Chief Justice’s commitment to fulfilling his duties in accordance with his oath.
The Supreme Court also expressed surprise that the document, sealed in an envelope, was shared with the media before being officially received by the office. The press release detailed the reception of the seven-page application, along with 77 attached pages, on December 1 at 12:25 pm.
However, the Supreme Court noted that the document lacked the name and contact details of the lawyer who drafted it. Despite representation by lawyers, the document appeared to be sent by a political party, with some lawyers having recently appeared in significant cases involving military court trials and elections.
The imprisoned former PTI chairman’s letter had previously urged the chief justice to safeguard his party’s fundamental rights, alleging that those supporting him were being targeted and arrested in an apparent effort to manipulate the country’s political landscape.