SC is constitutional regulatory body not state institution, Justice Faez Isa

Supreme Court’s senior Judge terms extra marks to medical students on Hafiz Quran basis as inconceivable

Justice Faez Isa criticized Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) letter for not broadcasting news about the conduct of judges and remarked that recently authority has issued a letter regarding judges.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa said that the impression goes that perhaps the court has strangulated the people.

The Attorney General said that PEMRA in its letter had stopped satellite channels from running news on the conduct of judges and state institutions. Justice Faez Isa asked that what the state institutions were, adding that the Supreme Court was not a state institution but a constitutional regulatory body.

He remarked that PEMRA had taken over the responsibility of the judiciary but how could it stop TV channels from airing something. He said that PEMRA does not speak over abuse of the civil judge.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked that when TV cannot run news the public will see social media. He added that if this letter will go to the Shariah court, then it should be suspended even if it is against Islam, if anyone gives false news.

He said that if you become a judge of the Supreme Court, no one can ask you. He remarked that martial law has been imposed so many times but the mentality of everyone including PEMRA has not changed.

Justice Faez Isa of the Supreme Court remarked that it was inconceivable to give extra marks to medical students on the basis of being Hafiz Quran.

A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard a suo motu case pertaining to giving additional 20 marks to medical students for being hafiz-e-Quran.

During the hearing, Justice Faez Isa remarked that it was inconceivable to give extra marks to medical students on the basis of being Hafiz Quran, to which the Attorney General said that not only medical degrees, but 20 extra marks are given on the basis of Hafiz Quran in every field.