Former IHC judge accuses ex-CJP Nisar of ‘witch-hunt’

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Former Islamabad High Court Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui accused on Monday former chief justice Saqib Nisar of starting a “witch-hunt” against him for being an “independent judge”.

Siddiqui made these remarks in the Supreme Court of Pakistan during the hearing of a plea against his removal from the high court by the Supreme Judicial Council on account of judicial misconduct.

SC Justice Tariq Masood asked why the IHC judge failed to issue contempt notices to the military officials who allegedly approached him to influence proceedings in the Panama Papers case. “Why did the judge entertain the said military officials at his residence at all,” the judge questioned.

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