Islamabad May 26 2023: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stopped the commission set up to investigate the audio leaks of the federal government from further work. The five-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice, has also suspended the notification of the formation of the inquiry commission.
On the issue of alleged audio leaks, the federal government constituted a three-member judicial commission headed by Justice Qazi Faiz Isa without consulting Chief Justice Umar Atta Bandial.
According to the government, these audio leaks have raised serious concerns about the independence, impartiality and character of the judges of the higher judiciary and shaken public confidence.
Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamir Farooq were the other two members of this commission, while the Attorney General, federal and provincial administrations were asked to assist the commission. The commission had established a secretariat in the Supreme Court itself.
This commission was to investigate these audios and submit a report within 30 days. On Friday, the commission had also released the details of these audios.