SJC clears all accusations against Justice Anwar Kasi


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Friday dismissed all complaints against Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi.

According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court, the Council examined four complaints against Justice Kasi in a meeting chaired by the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on October 11.

“After detailed deliberations and discussion, the Council came to the conclusion that on the basis of material available on record no case of misconduct was made out against the honourable judge,” the press release said, adding that “the Supreme Judicial Council dismissed all the complaints against him”.

Meanwhile, President Arif Alvi removed Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui from the post of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge in the light of a recommendation by the SJC.

The Council had recommended removal of Justice Siddiqui from his office over his controversial speech before the District Bar Association, Rawalpindi on July 21, 2018.