Govt not to file suggestions on judges’ letter

Earlier, the Supreme Court took suo motu notice and sought suggestions on the matter

Jahanzeb Abbasi April 25, 2024


The federal government would not send it suggestions to the Supreme Court regarding the letter of six Islamabad High Court (IHC) judges, sources said on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court took a suo motu notice of the matter and sought suggestions from the high courts, Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the federal government on the matter. However, the sources said that the federal government would not file any written proposals.

On March 25 this year, six IHC judges wrote a letter to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) seeking guidance to counter the interference of intelligence agencies in their affairs. They also suggested a judicial convention on this subject.

After the letter, the Supreme Court became quite active on the administrative side as well as the judicial side. In the first phase, Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa held a meeting with the judges, who wrote letters and then a full court meeting was called to discuss the matter.

Chief Justice Isa also met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. On the other hand, the federal government decided to form an inquiry commission on this issue and the name of former chief justice Tasadduq Jilani was agreed as its head. However, later Jilani recused himself from heading the commission.

Later, the apex court took suo motu notice and sought suggestions on the matter. The sources said that the SCBA had started the consultation process for its proposals.

Meanwhile, the Balochistan Bar Council and the Balochistan High Court Bar had filed petitions on this issue, seeking formation of full court.


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