Senior Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa has written another letter to President of Pakistan Arif Alvi saying that a character assassination campaign against him had been kicked off on the media. He said that his children and spouse, who own three properties in the United Kingdom, are not his dependents.
“Mr President my due process and fair trial constitutional protection has been violated even before the council has issued me a notice and I have had an opportunity to submit my reply to the reference,” stated Justice Isa, in his letter to the president.
Regarding the allegation about violating Section 116 (1) (b) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001, Justice Isa said he had not received any notice from the tax authority.
“Secondly, my children are not minors nor have they been so for quite a while. Thirdly, neither my spouse nor my children are my dependents. Fourthly, Section 116 (1) (b) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 is not penal provision,” stated the letter written by Justice Isa. “Mr President, is this behaviour appropriate and in accordance with the law,” the letter read.
“The properties are owned by those in whose names they stand. No attempt was made to conceal their ownership, neither were they held under a trust nor a special purpose or offshore company,” stated the five-page letter.
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17 November, 2019