Supreme Court Takes Suo Motu Notice of Senator Faisal Vawda’s Press Conference

Thu May 16 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday took suo motu notice of Senator Faisal Vawda’s press conference in which he criticised the Islamabad High Court (IHC) judges for accusing executives of interference in judicial matters.

The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa will hear the case on Friday (tomorrow). The other judges include Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Naeem Akhtar.

“Stop targeting the institutions, enough is enough. If there is any interference by institutions then provide evidence and we will stand together [against it],” Senator Faisal Vawda said during a presser in Islamabad on Wednesday.

He asked the IHC judge Babar Sattar to come up with concrete evidence of interference. He also demanded the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) to interfere in this matter.

He urged that the country should be protected from external and internal conspiracies, and the process of targeting state institutions should be ended.

Babar Sattar’s Allegations

Earlier, the previous day, Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Justice Babar Sattar once again raised the alleged interference by the intelligence entities in the judicial process. He raised the allegations via a letter he sent to IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, stating that he was asked to back off from the audio leaks case.

“In the audio leaks case, I was given a message to back off. I was told to back off from scrutinizing the surveillance system, but I did not pay any heed to such threats,” the letter maintained.

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