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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Chief Justice Isa Clarifies Supreme Court Not Source of Imran Khan Audio Leak

It is also notable that during the first hearing of the NAB amendment case, a picture of Imran Khan from Courtroom No. 1 was leaked and went viral on social media. Khan appeared in the court via video link from Adiala Jail.

Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa has stated that the alleged audio conversation involving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and judges was not leaked from the Supreme Court, according to The News on Saturday. After questioning the IT staff, it was found that some voices in the audio did not belong to the Supreme Court.

This conversation, which took place during the second hearing of a case regarding National Accountability Bureau (NAB) amendments, was leaked and widely shared on social media. Justice Athar Minallah commented that even if the audio was leaked, the dialogues were made in an open court.

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It is also notable that during the first hearing of the NAB amendment case, a picture of Imran Khan from Courtroom No. 1 was leaked and went viral on social media. Khan appeared in the court via video link from Adiala Jail.

On Friday, the newly elected Press Association of Supreme Court (PAS) cabinet members were sworn in by Justice Isa at the Supreme Court’s Judges Block. The event was attended by Attorney General Mansoor Usman Awan, and Justices Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Athar Minallah, and Naeem Akhtar Afghan.

The new PAS cabinet includes President Mian Aqeel Afzal, Vice President Ghulam Nabi Yousafzai, Finance Secretary Raja Basharat, Ikramullah Joya, Asia Kausar, Mian Abid Nisar, and General Secretary Imran Waseem. Following the swearing-in, the chief justice and other judges had an informal discussion with PAS members.

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Chief Justice Isa shared that he had written articles in the past, just like his mother, Saeeda Qazi Isa. He showed copies of an English daily newspaper featuring his articles, noting that they required significant research at the time, unlike today where communication is much easier.

The chief justice remarked on the challenges of court reporting, mentioning that reporters often include background information in their stories that judges may have forgotten. He recalled compiling media laws and publishing them in book form.

Justice Isa also discussed the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case, noting that the Lahore High Court wrote 627 paragraphs in its decision, while the Supreme Court wrote 963 paragraphs. He mentioned that criminal case decisions typically are not as lengthy. He concluded by quoting from the book “First You Write a Sentence,” emphasizing the importance of good writing and reading.