The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 16 prohibited the entry of spy agency officials within the court’s premises.

Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri gave the ruling which was confirmed by a police official at the court.

The development followed the release of an explosive letter penned to the Supreme Judicial Council by six judges if IHC on March 27, alleging the interference of intelligence agencies in judicial matters.

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The six judges of the IHC who wrote the letter were Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, Justice Babar Sattar, Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan, Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir, and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz.