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Wednesday July 24, 2024

PTI terms letter of ATC judge worrisome

ATC judge letter after demand of the six IHC judges to hold a judicial convention was important for independence and future of judiciary in the most reasonable and serious situation

By Our Correspondent
June 14, 2024
Supporters and activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party stage a protest demanding the release of PTI leader Imran Khan, in Peshawar on January 28, 2024. — AFP
Supporters and activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party stage a protest demanding the release of PTI leader Imran Khan, in Peshawar on January 28, 2024. — AFP 

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday expressed concern over a letter of an anti-terrorism court judge of Sargodha and said this letter was worrisome from every aspect and indicates the ominous shadow of oppression and interfer - ence in the judiciary. The PTI spokesman said the letter was written after six judges of the Islamabad High Court also did so. The ATC judge letter after the demand of the six IHC judges to hold a judicial convention was important for the indepen - dence and future of the judiciary in the most rea - sonable and serious situa - tion. He said it was an estab - lished fact that if “our judi - ciary had stood on its feet, no oppressor, tyrant and fascist would have dared to run the fog of lawlessness in the country”. Terming the notice and action taken by the chief justice of the Lahore High Court on the ATC judge’s letter praiseworthy, the spokesman said the inter - ference of state agencies in the judiciary and pressure on judges was a serious problem. T h e s p o k e s m a n demanded that effective mechanisms be devised and implemented to pro - tect institutions and cit - izens from the destruc - tive effects of unbridled actions of state actors and make salaried institutions and individuals subservient to the Constitution.