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Farogh Naseem takes oath as federal law minister for the third time

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Jul, 2020. 11:29 am
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Barrister Farogh Naseem

Barrister Farogh Naseem has taken oath as federal law minister for the third time since the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf government assumed office in 2018.

According to the details, The oath-taking ceremony held at the President’s House.

He had resigned twice, once to represent the government in a case against Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa and once to defend the government in the COAS term extension case.

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi took the oath from Barrister  Farogh Naseem.

Earlier Farogh Naseem said “It is true that I will be joining the federal cabinet tomorrow,”

On June 1 2020 Naseem stepped down in order to represent the government in the presidential references filed against Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa.

In an official statement, Naseem said: “I’ll represent the federation in the case and therefore I have tendered my resignation as the law minister.”

“I have no personal vendetta [against] any person, judge, bar council or a lawyer not even with Justice Qazi Faez Isa,” he said further.

“I will appear in the Honorable Court only as a lawyer to assist the Hon’ble Court.”

It may be recalled that Presidential references against Justice Isa, as well as a judge of the Sindh High Court and another of the Lahore High Court, filed on the pretext of undeclared foreign assets last year.

A set of petitions challenging the presidential reference filed against Justice Isa for not declaring three offshore properties in the name of his wife and children.

The bench had last year issued notices to the federal government regarding the references, which have been filed in the Supreme Judicial Council.

Moreover Naseem was appointed as the law minister after he was elected in the 2018 general elections.

He had resigned in November last year to represent the government in a case pertaining to the extension of Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa that heard by the Supreme Court.

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