The Pakistani government has requested the Supreme Court to dismiss the curative review case against Judge Qazi Faez Isa. The government has stated in its petition that it wants to rescind the appeal it filed against the judgment of the supreme court. The petition asked for the lawsuit to be withdrawn with respect to the requirements of justice and stated that “The government does not intend to continue this matter.”
Two days ago, the administration decided to halt the review against Judge Isa. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described it as an act of state-sponsored revenge by the old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) regime. According to the Prime Minister, Judge Isa was the target of “harassment and intimidation” during the curative review at the “behest” of his predecessor, Imran Khan.
The PM Office revealed that the cabinet meeting, which was presided over by the premier, had previously approved the retraction of the reference. It further stated that the Prime Minister has instructed Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar to withdraw the curative application.
The petition for a curative review was withdrawn in July of last year with approval from the federal cabinet. However, the Imran Khan-led administration challenged the majority’s ruling in review petitions that Judge Qazi Faez Isa issued on April 26 of the same year by filing a curative review petition in 2021.
The Supreme Court’s registrar returned the immediate petition after objecting to it, stating that once the review petition was determined, it could not be revisited. The government’s decision to withdraw the curative application comes after a long-standing legal battle between the judge and the government.
Judge Qazi Faez Isa was accused of not disclosing his family members’ properties in his wealth statement. However, Judge Isa denied the accusations and claimed that the allegations were a result of him not toeing the government’s line.
The case has been controversial, with some alleging that the government’s actions were a politically motivated attempt to silence Judge Isa, who has been a vocal critic of the government’s policies.
The withdrawal of the curative application could bring an end to the legal battle, providing relief to Judge Isa and his supporters. However, the controversy surrounding the case is likely to continue, with questions being raised about the government’s motives and actions.
In conclusion, the Pakistani government has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the curative review case against Judge Qazi Faez Isa. The decision comes after a long-standing legal battle between the judge and the government, with some alleging that the government’s actions were politically motivated. The withdrawal of the curative application could bring an end to the legal battle, providing relief to Judge Isa and his supporters.