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Justice Shaukat Siddiqui approaches SC for urgent hearing of appeal

The judge was removed by the SJC in 2018
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Former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui approached the Supreme Court to urgetnly fix his appeal against dismissal for hearing.

Siddiqui has told the court that his case was filed in 2018 and was last heard over a year ago in June 2022. He has requested the court to fix the case in the current week.

The judge has told the court that the petition concerns his fundamental rights.

Siddiqui’s appeal seeks to overturn a decision of the Supreme Judicial Council that removed him as a judge of the Islamabad High Court in 2018.

The SJC had received three different complaints about controversial remarks made by the judge in a speech to the Rawalpindi Bar.

Siddiqui had claimed that officials from the Islamabad High Court had pressured the IHC to keep Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam, behind bars while elections took place in the country.

He had also claimed that the ISI had told then IHC Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi to refrain from including him on benches hearing Nawaz’s cases.

Siddiqui had been unable to provide proof for his claims and was removed by the SJC for ‘conduct unbecoming of a judge of a high court’.

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