KARACHI: A new element is added to the Judicial History of Pakistan when six sitting Islamabad High Court Judges writes a letter to Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), the highest judicial body headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan with senior judges of apex court and Chief Justices of all four provinces as members.

The IHC judges, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurganzeb, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, Justice  Babar Sattar, Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan, Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir and Justice Saman Rafat Imitaz signed the documents in which they complained of interference by intelligence agencies, influence through family members and friends, intimidations and threats.

They requested the SJC to call a “Judicial Convention” to learn that at what scale and level, judiciary and judicial officers are facing the interference on political  motive. The joint letter speaks about influence and pressure on few judges leading to health issues.

There are instances where judges of lower judiciary resigned citing different reasons but it is first time in the history of Pakistan, that six Justices have pointed out the interference by intelligence agencies. Never before such a candid disclosure was made by judges.

The issues raised are of serious nature and likely to be taken notice off by the SJC.