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Allegations Of Justice Siddiqui: ISPR Requests Investigation

Rawalpindi (July 22, 2018): The Pakistan Army asked the Apex Court on Sunday to “take action” against the Islamabad High Court justice for his “serious allegations” against the “judiciary and the premier state intelligence agency”.

The Inter-Services Public Relations in a press release stated: “An honourable judge of Islamabad High Court of Pakistan has leveled serious allegations against state institutions including honourable judiciary and the premier state intelligence agency.

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In order to safeguard the sanctity and credibility of the state institutions, Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan has been requested to initiate appropriate process to ascertain the veracity of the allegations and take actions accordingly”

Justice Shaukat Siddiqui’s Statement

In an address to the Rawalpindi Bar Association on Saturday, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court had claimed that certain quarters were interfering in the working of the higher judiciary.“I was told that if I pass judgments on their directives then the references against me will be withdrawn,” he said, adding that, “I was also assured that I will be made the chief justice of Pakistan in September and not even November”.

Earlier today, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar made it clear that the judiciary is working independently and free from any pressure.

He made the remarks while hearing a case in the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry.

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In his remarks, Chief Justice Nisar observed, “I read about the remarks of a judge in Islamabad and was deeply saddened”.

“As the head of the judiciary, I assure that we are not under anyone’s pressure,” he said, adding that, “I strictly clarify that we are working freely and not under anyone’s pressure”.

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