ISLAMABAD: In the wake of the Coronavirus and the current lockdown, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, scheduled for March 30 (Monday).
In this regard, the Supreme Court also removed the one-month deadline for filing applications, petitions, appeals and revision petitions, as the main bench of the court and all registry branches in different cities will remain closed till April 21.
The apex court has informed the concerned parties about the postponement of the hearing of Justice Isa's case, which includes the respondents, while new dates will be announced later.
A 10-member bench headed by Justice Omar Ata Bandial was to hear the petition challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Isa.
Earlier in the last hearing on February 24, Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan had requested the Supreme Court to consider the government's request to postpone the hearing for three weeks.
The Attorney General also said that it would be better not to represent the federal government because in this case, there was a conflict of personal interest in the matter from the first.
On which the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing and directed the federal government to appoint a new full-time lawyer in the Justice Isa case.
At the same time, the court had ordered that neither the Attorney General nor the Minister of Law is headed by the federal government's lawyers in this case. As they have attended all the hearings so far.