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Review plea in Farah Dogar case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) released on Wednesday its detailed judgment regarding rejection of a plea for review of its January 16 order in the Farah Dogar marks case, refuting claims that the proceedings in the main case were conducted in haste.
The single bench of Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam, in its five-page judgment on the plea of Barrister M Javed Iqbal Jafri, counsel for Iftikhar Ahmed Rajput, said the counsel’s claims that he was not heard at length and proceedings had been conducted in haste were baseless.
The chief justice while upholding his order wrote that a division bench had also dismissed the Intra Court Appeal of the Tehreek Falah-e-Pakistan, etc, on February 2.
The detailed judgment reproduced text of the decision of the division bench, which said: “The learned counsel for the appellant could not point out any illegality in the judgment passed by the learned single judge, which exhaustively examined all the points involved in the case. Regarding Jafri’s other prayer about wrongful citation of laws by the counsels of respondents, the single judge wrote: “No particulars of fraud or misrepresentation have been even suggested in the application. As far as re-evaluation after re-checking of answer papers is concerned, the same finds answer in detail, in the judgment.”
The judgment also found no applicability of the case of Chhetriya Pardushan Mukti Sangharsh Samiti vs State of UP and others (AIR 1990 Supreme Court), which was cited by the petitioner.
The same bench on January 16 had justified the act of the FBISE to award extra marks to Farah Hameed Dogar after hearing of two identical writ petitions of Javed Iqbal Jafri and Muhammad Azam Khan Sultanpuri. The decision was upheld by a division bench in its subsequent verdict on February 11.
Source: The News
Date:3/5/2009