ISLAMABAD: The senior judge of the Supreme court Justice Qazi Faez Isa Tuesday met with Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and discussed the Supreme Court matters.
According to sources, it was third meeting of the Justice Faez Isa with the chief Justice, which was held in cordial atmosphere. The sources said that they also discussed the issue of dates of signatures on the decisions of the Supreme Court. The sources said that the Justice Faez Isa also discussed his participation in the National Assembly convention.
Meanwhile, Justice Faez Isa has issued clarification about his participation in the constitution’s Golden Jubilee convention in National Assembly and said that he did “not chose” to sit in the front row alongside politicians from the ruling coalition.
“I would have preferred to sit in the hall on one side or in the gallery, but respect was shown to a member of the judiciary by seating me at the centre… I did not choose to sit there,” he said in a statement.
Justice Isa said that all Supreme Court judges had been invited to celebrate the Constitution’s golden jubilee. He added that assurances had been made that there would be no “political speeches” before he accepted the invitation, which was also been confirmed through the programme he received.
“Having cleared this point, first by my staff from the deputy director of the National Assembly, and then by me directly with the speaker, I accepted the invitation as I wanted to show solidarity with the Constitution.”
Justice Isa also clarified that he had initially declined to make a speech on the occasion but when “political statements were made (in a few of the speeches)”, he requested to speak to clear some “misconceptions”.
“The organisers of the convention had invited all to commemorate a singularly important day in Pakistan’s history. The golden jubilee of the Constitution is a celebration of all citizens; it is not the exclusive domain of any particular political party or institution,” Justice Isa emphasised.
The country’s citizens, he further said, would be best served if seeds of discord were not planted, adding that the salvation of all Pakistanis lay in adhering to the Constitution.