Is­lam­abad HC CJI-in-wait­ing sacked over anti-ISI re­marks

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IS­LAM­ABAD: A se­nior Pak­istani judge, who was in line to be­come the chief jus­tice of the Is­lam­abad High Court next month, was sacked for his con­tro­ver­sial state­ment that the coun­try’s pow­er­ful spy agency ISI was ma­nip­u­lat­ing ju­di­cial pro­ceed­ings to get favourable de­ci­sions.

The Supreme Ju­di­cial Coun­cil (SJC) had rec­om­mended to re­move Jus­tice Shaukat Aziz Sid­diqui, who was fac­ing a case of al­leged mis­con­duct over his speech tar­get­ing the In­ter-Ser­vices In­tel­li­gence (ISI). He was sacked Thurs­day by Pak­istan Pres­i­dent Arif Alvi.

Jus­tice Sid­diqui while ad­dress­ing the Rawalpindi Dis­trict Bar As­so­ci­a­tion on July 21 had al­leged that the ISI was ma­nip­u­lat­ing ju­di­cial pro­ceed­ings

‘To­day the ju­di­ciary and me­dia have come in the con­trol of ‘Ban­dook­wala’ [army]. Ju­di­ciary is not in­de­pen­dent’

to con­sti­tute panel of judges to get favourable de­ci­sions. “In dif­fer­ent cases, the ISI forms benches of its choice to get de­sired re­sults,” he had said.

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