The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has issued notice to ex-chief Faiz Hameed in the case of dismissal of former judge Shaukat Siddique. Mr. Shaukat was the judge of Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa issued a notice to the former spymaster Lt Gen (rtd) Faiz Hameed and others. The notice allows them to reply to severe allegations imposed by Shaukat against them.
A five-member bench of SC heard this matter which also issued notices to former IHC chief justice Anwar Kasi, Supreme Court ex-registrar Arbab Arif, and Brigadier Irfan Ramay.
According to Chief Justice Faez Isa, the court had heard the name of General (rtd) Qamar Javed Bajwa. But Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had not specifically mentioned Bajwa. Thus, SC issued the notice to ex-chief Faiz Hameed.
Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had previously filed a miscellaneous application to SC on the matter of his dismissal from office. He claims that former general Faiz Hameed sacked him from Islamabad High Court.
The former judge Shaukat has requested former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa and former ISI chief Faiz Hameed be made parties to the lawsuits concerning his suspension.
Why did SC issue a notice to Faiz Hameed?
A five-member Supreme Court bench includes Justice Aminuddin and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel. Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi and Justice Irfan Saadat also heard an appeal against the suspension of Justice Shaukat. CJP Qazi headed this bench.
Earlier, CJP Qazi directed advocate Hamid Khan to make General Faiz Hameed a part of the case. He has rescheduled the case hearing for next Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Mr.Qazi remarked Shaukat Aziz claims he was fired without a hearing. Do you (Shaukat) want a decision without hearing Faiz Hameed and others as well?
A five-member bench led by the CJP heard the case in Courtroom 1 at 11:30 a.m. It was a live-streamed hearing on the Supreme Court’s website and YouTube.
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