ISLAMABAD (ENNS/MD) Supreme Court Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Wednesday challenged a presidential reference against him in the apex court.
According to reports, Justice Isa appeared before the Supreme Court to file the petition under Article 184 (3) of Constitution.
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on July 18 had issued two show-cause notices to Justice Isa on allegedly holding undeclared foreign properties and sending letters to President Arif Alvi.
He was mandated to give his response on the show cause notice within 14 days.
On May 29, the government had filed a reference against Justice Isa in the SJC for owning properties abroad under his wife and children names and not mentioning them in his wealth statement.
The other reference was filed against Justice Isa for sending letters to President Arif Alvi.
President Arif Alvi had forwarded the reference to the SJC.
The SJC is the only constitutional authority mandated by Article 209 of the Constitution of Pakistan to conduct inquiries into allegations of incapacity or misconduct against a judge of the Supreme Court or of a high court.
SJC in rare move had removed high court judge Shaukat Siddiqui few months ago.
Justice Isa had given strict remarks and words in Faizabad Sit in case.