ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities on Thursday denied allegations levelled by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, a former Islamabad Excessive Courtroom choose, towards officers of the state, terming them ‘baseless’ and ‘deceptive.’
On behalf of the federal government, the extra lawyer common submitted a press release within the Supreme Courtroom which is listening to an enchantment filed by Justice Siddiqui towards the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Council in addition to the October 11, 2018 notification underneath which he was eliminated for his speech on July 21 that 12 months on the District Bar Affiliation in Rawalpindi.
In the course of the listening to of the case on June 8, senior counsel Hamid Khan, representing the previous choose, learn out his consumer’s reply in response to the July 31, 2018, show-cause discover by the council through which he overtly named incumbent Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI) director common Lt Gen Faiz Hameed for making visits to him (Siddiqui) to allegedly affect judicial proceedings.
The assertion submitted by the extra lawyer common famous that Justice Siddiqui’s counsel in the course of the June Eight listening to had learn numerous paragraphs from the doc connected with the petition which contained allegations about sure officers of the state. It stated the federal authorities had not filed any reply on the enchantment as a result of the apex courtroom was at present listening to arguments on the maintainability of the petition in view of the bar underneath Article 211 of the structure.
“Nonetheless, as particular allegations about sure officers of the state have been made within the petition and browse out within the courtroom, on directions it’s positioned earlier than this courtroom that the allegations made are baseless, deceptive and, due to this fact, denied,” the extra lawyer common stated within the assertion.
Justice Siddiqui was faraway from the excessive judicial workplace on suggestion of the council underneath Article 209 of the structure for displaying a conduct unbecoming of a choose for his speech on the Rawalpindi Bar Affiliation. The previous choose had accused sure officers of interfering within the judiciary’s affairs.