PBC forms bodies to identify ‘corrupt, inefficient’ judges

PBC forms bodies to identify ‘corrupt, inefficient’ judges

Amir Wasim Updated June 10, 2019 ISLAMABAD: In a significant development, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has formed special committees in all the four provinces and in Islamabad to identify “inefficient and corrupt judges” and to “prepare” references against them. PBC vice chairman Amjad Shah told Dawn on Sunday that the committees would submit their […]

Justice Qazi Faez Isa questions ‘unwarranted and unprecedented’ reconstitution of bench by CJP

Justice Qazi Faez Isa

Haseeb Bhatti Updated May 12, 2018 A note authored by Justice Qazi Faez Isa, elaborating on an unusual development which led to him being excluded from a three-member bench earlier this week, surfaced on Saturday in which the judge appeared to take exception to him being excluded from a bench hearing a human rights case. […]

Who is Justice Qazi Faez Esa?

Justice Qazi Faez Esa

A look at the life and work of one of Pakistan’s most cited judges, currently named in a reference before the SJC. Justice Isa is slated to become the Chief Justice of Pakistan in 2023.—Photo courtesy Supreme Court website Biography Born in Quetta on October 26, 1959, Justice Qazi Faez Isa is the son of […]

Forced Marriage

Forced marriage

BY MUHAMMAD MAJID BASHIR A bilateral offence Everywhere in the world, marriage without consent or against the consent of the boy or girl is illegal. All over the world, every religion, customary and conventional law, have declared marriage as a civil contract. However, we deliberately neglect the prerequisite of a civil contract that is; a free […]

Morality and public office

Morality and public office

EXCEPTIONAL personal moral standards ought to be a prerequisite for holding high public office, particularly in the case of those whose task it is to judge the morality of others. But unfortunately, such high standards are in short supply in this land of the pure. That has led to diminishing public trust in our state […]