The Senate on Friday (May 31) passed a resolution condemning the government’s decision to file reference against the judges before the Supreme Judicial Council. The Senate expresses its full solidarity with the judiciary.
“While supporting across the board accountability, the Senate feels that these targeted references are malafied and politically motivated. They are a direct attack on the independence of Judiciary and are aimed at stifling the voices of reason, truth and justice in the highest judiciary. The Senate expresses its full solidarity with the judiciary, lawyers elected representation and Bar Councils of the country and we are with them in this struggle,” read the resolution.
“This House expresses grave concern over the filing of references in the Supreme Judicial Council by the government against some Honourable Judges of the Supreme and High Courts in secretive manner without even the knowledge of the concerned Judges”.
According to details, The SC judge’s wife owns three properties abroad and these have not been disclosed in the wealth statement. Likewise, SHC judge wife’s two properties have not been disclosed. The official alleges that non-disclosure is violation of Section 116 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001.
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17 November, 2019