Former DG ISI Lieutenant General (retd) Faiz Hameed has vehemently denied allegations of influencing the judiciary in the case of the dismissal of former Islamabad High Court Judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui.
In a response submitted to the Supreme Court through lawyer Khawaja Harris, General (retd) Faiz Hameed refuted the claim that Shaukat Aziz mentioned any alleged meeting before the Judicial Council in his speech.
The reply emphasized that the alleged meeting’s request made by Shaukat Aziz was unequivocally rejected, and General (retd) Faiz Hameed asserted that he never contacted Shaukat Aziz.
In the broader context of the case, former Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, Justice (R) Anwar Kasi, also submitted a response rejecting the allegations made by Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. Brigadier (retd) Irfan Ramey’s reply was also presented, where he denied the accusations and meetings put forward by Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui.
Justice (R) Anwar Kasi asserted that no secret agency attempted to influence during his tenure. The response highlighted the need for Shaukat Siddiqui to provide any material supporting the allegations, but none was provided.
Furthermore, Shaukat Siddiqui raised concerns about the bench hearing indirect appeals, questioning the integrity of fellow judges. These developments add layers to the ongoing case, emphasizing the complexities within the judiciary and the need for a comprehensive examination of the allegations.