Former ISI Chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed Denies Role in Alleged Judiciary Interference

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed’s Rejection

On the recent application filed by the Former Judge of IHC for expedited proceedings, the Supreme Court has sought responses from ex-Chief Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi and Lt Gen Faiz Hameed on allegations raised against them in petitions filed before it by Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. As a response, Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed adamantly refutes any hope of settling Islamabad High Court (IHC) benches to delay Nawaz Sharif’s imprisonment Claiming his innocence, Hameed argues that the IHC’s chief justice is to be blamed for having created this bench constitution. Hameed concludes that the petitioner had no cause to involve him in his matter. He highlights the right way, saying that if there was any intent of a certain bench then appropriate would have been through IHC Chief Justice, not Siddiqui. This argument lies at the center of Hameed’s defense against allegations raised in Siddiqui’s petition before a Supreme Court.

Allegations Against ISI in Justice Siddiqui’s Speech

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui accuses the ISI of controlling court proceedings and establishing particular benches. This major development lies at the heart of Siddiqui’s appeal against his termination. Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, the ex-ISI chief however quickly refutes these accusations. However, Hameed vigorously insists that the constitution of appellate benches is explicitly the duty of the IHC Chief Justice. He, in his turn, negates any idea that a respondent would dare to tamper directly with bench formation. Hameed’s strong response contradicts the account given by Justice Siddiqui, prompting a crucial debate on the doctrine of separation of powers and integrity within Pakistani courts.

Denial by Former Chief Justice and Brigadier Ramay

Former Chief Justice of IHC Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi and Retired Brigade General Ramay strongly deny the charges raised against them concerning bench formation. Both people deny these allegations when Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui says so. The petition highlights the fact that Chief Justice Kasi’s bench which had included some of their most revered judges, attested to judicial integrity. It also notes that one of the judges from this bench was later promoted to Supreme Court stating yet again about its quality and professionalism. These rejections and clarifications leave their imprint on the complex story of interference with judiciary matters.

Appeal for Early Hearing by Justice Siddiqui

Taking proactive action, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui filed a fresh application asking the Supreme Court to immediately hear his appeal that is set for Nov 15, 2023. Siddiqui’s application highlights the public importance of the case because it focuses on issues that are at least critical such as judicial independence, rule of law, and constitution supremacy. As reflected in her plea, the urgency and gravity attributed by Siddiqui to this issue suggest that it surpasses one’s interests but touches fundamental principles of governance and administration. This action deepens the existing court battle, focusing on its ramifications within Pakistan’s legal and constitutional environment.

Importance of the Case

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui vehemently maintains that the case before him challenges his fundamental rights under the law and constitution. In his application, he zealously argues for a quick hearing and emphasizes the need to further promptly deal with matters raised. Siddiqui’s complaint reminds us of the far-reaching consequences for his rights, focusing on questions that need to be answered urgently concerning judiciary independence and bench formation governance. It demonstrates that such a case deserves high priority, portraying it not only as an issue of immediate concern to Siddiqui personally but one that is relevant to the whole system and integrity of the judiciary in Pakistan. This move in the legal strategy deepens focus on the complicated complexities of law that underlay cases.

Original Petition’s Focus

The original petition that Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui filed in the Supreme Court sought redress through intervention of the Supreme Court to bring regulatory measures within the constitution regarding discretion exercised by chief justices dissolving benches, and case allotment. Siddiqui advocated for the framework that involves the consultation of senior judges meaningfully and compliance to well-defined criteria refute

The unfolding events in this judicial drama involving Lt Gen Faiz Hameed’s categorical denial and the ardent plea by Justice Siddiqui for an early hearing shed light on the complexities lying behind the Pakistani justice system. As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on a petition challenging Justice Siddiqui’s disqualification, it becomes a critical turning point for debates and discussions over countrywide judicial independence and adherence to law of land. The verdict of this court battle is likely to have far-reaching implications, determining the fate of the Pakistani judiciary and affecting people’s views on its integrity.

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