IHC Judge Shaukat Aziz to challenge removal by SJC


Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui has decided to challenge his removal from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on account of misconduct, by filing a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court under Article 184(3) of the Constitution through his counsel Hamid Khan.

The decision to remove Siddiqui came after the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) had recommended Justice Siddiqui’s removal to the president for making a controversial speech against ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence] and the judiciary before the District Bar Association, Rawalpindi on July 21, 2018.

According to reports, the former IHC judge has, in his petition, argued that he has been sacked without due jurisdiction to prove that his claims during the speech warranted his removal from the position.