A full court meeting of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ‘unanimously decided’ to give an “institutional response” to any interference in judicial matters, Geo reported.

The full court meeting was held with Chief Justice IHC Aamer Farooq in the chair to finalise proposals of suitable response before submission to the Supreme Court in connection with the matter of six IHC judges writing a letter to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) alleging blatant meddling by spy agencies in judicial matters.

Later, the Supreme Court (SC) initiated suo motu on the letter and also sought a proposal from the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), high courts and the federal government in this regard.


The Supreme Court order on April 3 read, “They should suggest what should be the institutional response and mechanism to address the issues like the ones raised in the letter [of IHC judges] and ensure that such issues do not arise in future and, if they do, to fix liability and proceed against those responsible.”

In response, a draft comprising the proposals would be prepared and submitted to the Supreme Court on April 24.