President approves withdrawal of curative review petition against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

President Alvi

President Dr. Arif Alvi has granted approval for the withdrawal of the Curative Review Petition against the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Qazi Faez Isa. The decision was made on the advice of the Prime Minister, under Article 48 (1) of the Constitution. 

The Curative Review Petition against Justice Qazi Faez Isa was filed by the federal government, challenging the Supreme Court’s decision to quash a presidential reference against the judge. Justice Isa had been accused of not disclosing the assets of his wife and children, a charge which he denies. 

In addition to this, President Alvi has signed the “Lawyers’ Welfare and Protection Bill 2023” into law, under Article 75 of the Constitution. The bill aims to ensure the welfare and protection of lawyers, including providing them with financial assistance, health insurance, and legal aid. 

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The Lawyers’ Welfare and Protection Bill 2023 was passed by the National Assembly on March 9, 2023, and by the Senate on March 23, 2023. The President’s approval now makes it a law of the land, which will protect the rights and interests of lawyers in the country. 

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