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Justice Isa says received no complaints of meddling in judicial affairs since becoming CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa said on Thursday that he hasn’t received any complaints of...
Published April 25, 2024

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa said on Thursday that he hasn't received any complaints of grievance claiming other institutions have interfered with judicial proceedings, Aaj News reported.

Speaking to the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA), Justice Isa stated, "Since I have been chief justice [of the Supreme Court of Pakistan], I have not received a single complaint from any high court judge that there has been any interference in their work."

‘Interference’ by ‘operatives of intel agencies: 6 IHC judges seek guidance from SJC

"At this point, if there has been any interference with their job, it hasn't been brought to my attention, and every event that was cited happened before I assumed the position of CJP."

While interference is unacceptable, it should be noted that I have not received any reports of it while I have been in charge, CJP said.

He claimed that the six justices of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), who had also written to him, had received backing from the SHCBA.

SC takes suo motu notice of IHC judges’ letter

CJP's remarks were in reference to six judges of IHC, who notified the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) last month of alleged "interference" and "intimidation" by "operatives of intelligence agencies."

The IHC judges including Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri, Justice Babar Sattar, Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan, Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir and Justice Saman Raffat Imtiaz Tuesday wrote letter to SJC seeking guidance on the interference of intelligent agencies in judicial functions.

Later, the Supreme Court took suo motu on a letter of the IHC judges of interference and intimidation by the operatives of intelligence agencies in judicial work.

Earlier, the CJP made it clear to the federal government that interference by the Executive in the affairs and judicial workings of judges will not be tolerated and under no circumstances can the independence of the judiciary be allowed to be compromised.

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zh Apr 25, 2024 07:50pm
Maybe, Justice did not receive any complaints of meddling but it does not mean that there has been no meddling.
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KU Apr 25, 2024 08:50pm
That may be, but the impression and perception among people is very clear about who threatened the judges. We can hope for sensibility but when in power, the horde is oblivious of damage caused.
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Ch. K A Nye Apr 26, 2024 12:08pm
There's a good reason why! Nobody wants to be "disappeared", their kith and kin harassed, their illegally obtained conversations and videos publicised.
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Asmat Ali Khan Khan Apr 26, 2024 12:59pm
Good morning beautiful worlds
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Faraz Apr 26, 2024 06:42pm
PTI Jewish funded organization.
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Asif Apr 26, 2024 10:13pm
There is some shame, some modesty
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IMTIAZ CASSUM AGBOATWALA Apr 27, 2024 12:22pm
A classic example of passing the buck and not addressing the issue .
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Zarzan khan Apr 27, 2024 12:45pm
@Asif , these people have none.
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