Ministry condemns campaign against judge

IHCBA urges authorities to take action against instigators of malicious propaganda against IHC CJ

Our Correspondent August 27, 2023
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The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice on Sunday condemned the “social media attack" on Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, declaring it as "utterly reprehensible".

“The social media attack by a political party on chief justice Islamabad High Court is utterly reprehensible. Political parties should refrain from attacking the Institutions of the country,” the ministry said in a rare brief message posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) also strongly condemned the "malicious social media campaign" targeting the judge.

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 “Justice Farooq, renowned for his unwavering commitment to principles of honesty and competence, has consistently demonstrated these qualities through his impartial and merit based judgments.

“These relentless campaigns, driven by ulterior motives to tarnish his impeccable reputation, can only be perceived as a deliberate malevolent effort to undermine the stature of a distinguished judge and erode public trust in the judiciary,” the statement said. “We are resolute in our determination to prevent such evil intentions from coming to fruition at any cost.”

 The bar association urged the authorities to take swift and decisive action against the instigators of the malicious propaganda and for holding them accountable in the court of law.

“It is imperative that the true motives and the full extent of their disinformation efforts be exposed and addressed promptly,” it said.


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