Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Saturday questioned then prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.
Justice Isa made the remarks at the fourth Asma Jahangir Conference underway in Lahore. “Another prime minister is sent home for non-disclosure of notional income which he never received.” Mr PM, Isa quotes the judgement as reading, you were entitled to receive a salary which you neither received nor disclosed so you are not a good Muslim. We send you home.
Justice Isa also dwelled on how individuals must be criticised but not institutions. “Condemn a judge but not the Supreme Court, condemn a general who violates the Constitution by name but not the military as an institution, condemn a bureaucrat but not the executive of Pakistan,” the top court justice said.
The two-day conference is being held at Avari Hotel. The event has been organised by the AGHS Legal Aid Cell and Asma Jahangir Foundation in collaboration with the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and the Pakistan Bar Council.