ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued notices to former spy chief Lt Gen retd Faiz Hamid and others in response to a plea by former Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui challenging his dismissal.
Former IHC chief justice Anwar Khan Kasi, former Supreme Court registrar Arbab Muhammad Arif, and retired brigadier Irfan Ramay also received these notices.
A five-member bench, led by CJP Isa and including Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi, and Justice Irfan Saadat Khan, is presiding over the proceedings on Siddiqui’s plea.
Today’s proceedings were broadcast live on the apex court’s website and YouTube channel.
Previously, the top court instructed Siddiqui to name former spy chief General Faiz Hamid and others in his plea against the dismissal.
The case was scheduled for an earlier hearing this month after the judge submitted a request to the Supreme Court for an expedited hearing on his plea against the decision made by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) leading to his dismissal.
Following this order, the former judge submitted a plea to include ex-DG ISI Gen (retd) Bajwa, Brigadier (retd) Irfan Ramay, Brigadier (retd) Faisal Marwat, former IHC chief justice Anwar Kasi, and ex-SC registrar Arbab Arif as parties in his case.
Lawyer Hamid Khan represented the former IHC judge in the proceedings.