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Threat to judges: IHC clears air on Justice Aurangzeb’s ‘plea against spy agencies’

IHC issued a clarification stating no such petition was filed by Justice Aurangzeb to the SC

By News Desk
July 05, 2024
A view of the Islamabad High Court building. — The News/File
A view of the Islamabad High Court building. — The News/File

ISLAMABAD: After an X post went viral on social media claiming that Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb moved the top court against the country’s premier spy agency, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday termed the claims “baseless”. A purported Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Siddiqui, who claims to be the party’s secretary information in Karachi, on her verified X account wrote yesterday that the IHC Justice Aurangzeb “submitted a petition to the top court against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief after the families of judges received threats from spy agencies”.

Following the tweet, the IHC issued a clarification stating no such petition was filed by Justice Aurangzeb to the SC and termed Fauzia’s tweet fake. “It is clarified that the contents of the said tweet/posts are not true and the same are baseless,” it said.