January 28, 2021


Mr. Khushdil Khan, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council and Mr. Abdul Latif Afridi, President, Supreme Court Bar Association have expressed their serious reservations on appointment of Mr. Justice (R) Azmat Saeed, as Inquiry Commission in respect of Broadsheet Scandal, as the learned retired Judge having remained an active member of PANAMA CASE Bench of the Supreme Court and having held the office of Deputy Prosecutor General, NAB, at the time of Broadsheet Agreement, during General Pervez Musharaf regime, may not be able to maintain his neutrality while acting as the Inquiry Commission. He, therefore, better not to accept his appointment, they added.

The Bar Leaders have also expressed their strong concern on inordinate delay in hearing and disposal of the Foreign Funding case of the present Ruling Party, on one pretext or the other, which is pending before the Election Commission of Pakistan for over years. They, therefore, have demanded from the Election Commission of Pakistan that Foreign Funding Case of the Tehreek-e-Insaf should be decided without further delay.