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Bar Councils welcome Jilani inquiry commission on IHC judges’ letter

Different bar councils have welcomed the formation of commission for investigation into the issues raised by six judges of Islamabad High Court judges in a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan. In a statement, Vice Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council Riazat Ali Sahar and Chairman of its Executive Committee Farooq Hamid Naek supported the appointment of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as the chairman of the inquiry commission. They also condemned and rejected the demand made by a political party for resignation of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. They noted that this political party persistently targets the Chief Justice of Pakistan for political advantage. Commending the appointment of Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as the head of the inquiry commission, the Supreme Court Bar Association declared the demand for the resignation of the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court as highly inappropriate. Peshawar High Court Bar Association recognized the contr ibutions made by Tassaduq Hussain Jillani for supremacy of law and constitution in the country. It emphasized that Jillani's rulings have earned him profound respect within society. Backing the appointment of Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as the head of the inquiry commission, High Court Bar Association Abbottabad said they believe in the supremacy of the constitution. The High Court Bar Association Bahawalpur expressed confidence that given his track record and honesty, Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will conduct the investigation impartially. In a statement following its executive committee meeting, Punjab Bar Council noted that Tassaduq Hussain Jillani is a noncontroversial figure, expressing the confidence that his recommendations will bolster the judiciary's dignity and independence. High Court Bar Association Multan also echoed similar sentiments about Tassaduq Hussain Jillani describing him as an upright figure. Source: Radio Pakistan

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