Pakistan dismisses judge:
Pakistan has dismissed a High Court judge who accused its spy agency of interfering in judicial proceedings to influence the July election, the law ministry said on Friday, following an investigation demanded by the military.
Poll “rigging” claims spread after ousted premier Nawaz Sharif accused the powerful military of influencing the judiciary to deny his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party a second time and install Prime Minister Imran Khan instead.
The military denies interfering in politics and judicial affairs and Khan has denied colluding with the armed forces.
“The President of Pakistan has been pleased to remove Mr Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ... from his office with immediate effect,” the law ministry said in a notification, without elaborating. (RTRS)