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Karachi Bar Association to boycott court proceedings on Tuesday to protest IHC judge's removal

Karachi Bar Association to boycott court proceedings on Tuesday to protest IHC judge's removal

The Karachi Bar Association (KBA) has announced to boycott the legal proceedings in the city courts on Tuesday to record protest against the removal of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on the recommendation of Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

KBA president Syed Haider Imam Rizvi said the decision to boycott the legal proceedings was unanimously taken at a meeting of bar association’s managing committee held on Monday.

Rizvi said the removal of the IHC judge was “a serious issue which raises questions on the independence of judiciary". A general body meeting of the KBA would also be held to decide the future course of action in this regard, he said.




President Arif Alvi had, on the recommendation of the SJC, removed Justice Siddiqui as a judge of the IHC, according to a notification issued by the law ministry on October 11.

A letter written by the council had reportedly stated that it found Justice Siddiqui guilty of misconduct over a speech he delivered in July earlier this year before the Rawalpindi District Bar Association.

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