Pakistan Supreme Court to hear case about ‘ISI interference’ in judicial matters

ISLAMABAD: After backlash and criticism, Pakistan’s SC on Monday decided to hear the case about a stunning letter by six HC judges about alleged interference in judicial matters by the country’s powerful intelligence agencies.
The decision comes after govt on Saturday appointed a one-member commission headed by former chief SC justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani to hold an inquiry into the allegations levelled by the judges and submit its report in 60 days.Jillani had, however, declined to head the commission.
The govt had drawn criticism from the opposition , as well as lawyers who wanted the apex court to use its special suo motu powers to hear the case based on allegations.
After the backlash, top court set up a seven-member bench to hear the case from Wednesday. It was not clear if the probe commission announced by govt would continue its proceedings.
PTI chief Gohar Khan, whose party had objected to the commission, welcomed the move by SC but demanded that the number of judges should be increased.


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