ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry urged the judiciary on Sunday to take stock of its “rapidly declining reputation” in the world rankings.
In a tweet, Chaudhry said the Minister for Law and Justice Forough Naseem had raised an important question: if judges were not responsible for the assets of their wives and children, then how was it possible to hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable?
The minister said the challenge will be faced when Pakistan’s new chief justice, Justice Umar Atta Bandyar, is sworn in.
The law minister told Geo News’ “Naya Pakistan” on Saturday that judges are public officials like other government officials.
“Will district judges and administrative officers not be answerable for their family’s assets?” he asked in response to the Supreme Court’s detailed verdict issued in Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case.
The Law Minister called the SC’s decision in reviewing the case “wrong and contradictory”.