Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah while hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s review petition against Presidential reference remarked that there is no secret in the courts’ proceedings, so that the people should be given the right to comment on the courts’ verdict.
Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah made these remarks while hearing Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s review petition in the SC on Monday (today).
“There is no secret in the court proceedings. We are living in a global village, so we will have to get along with the world,” Justice Mansoor remarked. “ The people should be given the right to comment on the courts’ verdicts,” he remarked further.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa had moved earlier review petition submitting that the government had first gagged the mainstream media, and now it was after Youtube channels since it was afraid of truth coming out.
At this, Justice Umar Ata Bandial observed that he could not meet him in private.
At this, the Federal government strongly opposed the SC judge’s request for showing hearing of his case live. Additional Attorney General (AAG) informed the court that the point not raised in the original petition could not be taken up in the review petition as well.
At this, Justice Shah observed that it was, however, the Supreme Court’s prerogative to order live coverage of the hearing of a certain case.
“Your duty is just to assist us,” he further remarked, observing that no secret in the case which could not go on air.
The judge also said that if some judge or a lawyer misbehaves that should also be shown live on tv.