Islamabad (Web Desk): President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday approved the withdrawal of the curative review reference and Civil Miscellaneous Application (CMA) against senior judge of the Supreme Court (SC), Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
The president gave the approval on the advice of the prime minister in accordance with Article 48 of the Constitution.
President Alvi also signed his power of attorney in favour of Advocate Supreme Court Anees Ahmed Shehzad.
On Thursday, the government announced to withdraw curative review petition against Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
In a post on Twitter, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote, "On my direction, the government has decided to withdraw the Curative Review Petition against senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
On my direction, the government has decided to withdraw the Curative Review Petition against senior most Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Qazi Faez Isa. The Curative Review was based on ill-will & meant to harass & intimidate the honourable Judge at the behest of Imran Niazi.— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) March 30, 2023
As per a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) a cabinet meeting chaired by the premier had already given assent to taking back the reference.
It added that Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar has been directed by the PM to take back the curative plea.