ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has fixed a date of 24th September for the full court hearing of Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s petition against the presidential reference against him.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s petition for a full-court to hear his case was approved on 17th September. The bench will be headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial.
However, it still has not been confirmed whether it would be a 10-member bench or a nine-member one. The conclusion of Justice Mansoor Ali Shah was to subject to his availability here were chances of him traveling abroad on an official visit.
Two judges who will not be on the bench are Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood. Justice Isa’s lawyer had petitioned for them to recuse themselves from the bench because they may possibly benefit from the dismissal of the petition.
Though the bench ruled that their submissions did not carry weight and that the judges did not have to recuse themselves, they did so voluntarily.