ISLAMABAD: Head of larger bench hearing the case of Justice Faiz Essa Justice Umar Atta Bandial on Monday apologized over talking loudly in the earlier hearing.

The larger bench of the SC headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial comprising 10 judges heard the Justice Qazi Faiz Essa case.

During the course of the hearing,newly appointed Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan refused to represent the government in the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, citing a “conflict of interest”.

Jawed then asked the court to accept the government’s application for Additional Attorney General Amir Rehman to argue the case.

“Additional Attorney General Amir Rehman has been preparing this case,” Jawed told the court.

However, the additional attorney general told the court that he would be abroad for some official task till March 20, and so the hearing should be set on a date after that.

Justice Umer Ata Bandial, who was heading the full bench hearing the case, responded to this by setting the next hearing’s date for March 30.

“One of the judges on the bench will be away after March 20 and we will hear the case upon his return,” Justice Bandial said.

“The hearing would not be moved forward again, the government representative should be present in court on the given date,” Justice Bandial said.

Justice Bandial further announced that the request for action against Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Nasim will also be heard on March 30.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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