Supreme Judicial Council recommends removal of IHC's Justice Shaukat Siddiqui

Published date12 October 2018
Publication titleRegional Times

The Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday recommended removal of Islamabad High Court judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui from his office over his controversial speech before the District Bar Association, Rawalpindi on 21 July, 2018.

The said recommendation has been sent to President Arif Alvi.

According to the recommendation, a copy of which is available with media, 'Mr. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, Judge, Islamabad High Court, Islamabad had displayed conduct unbecoming of a Judge of a High Court and was, thus, guilty of misconduct and he is, therefore, liable to be removed from his officer under Article 209(6) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.'

On July 21, Justice Siddiqui in his speech blamed the higher judiciary for the country's 'deplorable' state of affairs.

Commenting on the matter the next day while hearing a case, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had observed, "I read about the remarks...

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