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SC to hear former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s appeal for hearing

SC to hear former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s appeal for hearing

SC to hear former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s appeal for hearing

SC to hear former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s appeal for hearing

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  • A 5-member larger bench of SC will hear Shaukat Siddiqui’s petition.
  • Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa will head five-member larger bench.
  • Earlier, Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was removed from office on Oct 11, 2018.
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has fixed December 14 as the date for hearing the appeal of former Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui against his dismissal by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) in 2018.

A 5-member larger bench of the Supreme Court will hear Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s petition on December 14.

Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa will head the five-member larger bench, comprising Justice Aminuddin, Justice Jamal Mandookhel, and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi.

Apart from this, Justice Irfan Saadat Khan is also included in the five-member bench.

It should be noted that Islamabad High Court Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was removed from office on October 11, 2018, for speaking against secret agencies.

The then-senior judge of the Islamabad High Court, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, during his speech at the Rawalpindi Bar on 21 July 2018, accused the state institutions of interfering in the judicial work.

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Former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s statement also drew a reaction from different segments of society, demanding an investigation into the allegations leveled against state institutions.

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Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had also filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Supreme Judicial Council’s decision to remove him from office.

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