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CJP Qazi Faez Isa fines lawyer for seeking adjournment in 10-year-old case

Advises lawyers not to demand adjournment in civil cases too as a mark of respect to their profession

By News Desk

April 26, 2024 12:24 PM


CJP Qazi Faez Isa

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Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa fined Rs10,000 to a public lawyer and expressed outrage over the bad practice of demanding an adjournment in a case.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case about a land ownership dispute between the residents of Sukkur and the Auqaf Department in the Supreme Court's Karachi Registry on Friday.

The department's counsel Ghulam Shabir Lashari appeared before the court and requested adjournment in the land dispute case.

The Chief Justice was enraged when the department's lawyer asked for an adjournment and imposed a fine of 10,000 rupees.

The Chief Justice said that everyone has made a joke of the Supreme Court, the case has been pending for 10 years and more adjournment is being sought.

The Chief Justice said that a fine of 10,000 rupees is levied for asking for an adjournment. "This is not a civil court, you should not ask for an adjournment even in a civil court," the Chief Justice added.

The Chief Justice angrily said it is said that the case has been pending in the Supreme Court for 20 years, and no progress is on it here. He advised the lawyers that they should not disrespect their profession by asking for adjournment to the courts.

Later, the Chief Justice disposed of the case on behalf of the Auqaf Department to withdraw the application.

The Auqaf Department recovered 60 acrs peice of land from resident citizens in Sukkur and started construction of building of the Ghulam Muhammad Medical University College.

The affectees knocked the door of Sindh High Court (SHC) who ordered the department to pay Rs50 million to them.

Against the SHC's order, the Auqaf Department had approached the Supreme Court but now withdrew its case against citizens.

Reporter: Mumtaz Jamali


News Desk


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