Judge Jahangiri receives suspicious calls and messages? – Pakistan
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Judge Jahangiri receives suspicious calls and messages? – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri has been receiving “suspicious calls and messages”, sources said.

According to IHC sources, the man tried to contact Judge Jahangiri directly and posed as the Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). In the suspicious calls, he posed as the FIA ​​DG. The sources added that the caller wanted to speak directly to Judge Jahangiri. However, later investigations revealed that the FIA ​​DG did not make any such call.

In response, the lead lawyer instructed the court registrar to immediately notify the FIA, providing the mobile phone number associated with the incident.

Sources said a suspicious call was made to Justice Jahangiri’s office in the IHC just two days ago. Also, messages were sent to the judge’s personal mobile number from the same suspicious source.

Last Monday, IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq said the court can no longer tolerate any malicious campaign against any judge while presiding over a full bench hearing on a social media campaign against a Supreme Court judge.

A smear campaign was launched on social media against Justice Jahangiri, declaring his degree invalid. This was followed by a petition filed in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) regarding the same.

The IHC chairman’s statement was made during contempt of court proceedings initiated by the court against those involved in a smear campaign against an IHC judge.

The full bench of the apex court, headed by the IHC CJ, comprised Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Justice Babar Sattar, Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan, Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz. Justice Jahangiri was not a member of the bench.

Justice Jahangiri was one of six IHC judges who on March 25 wrote a letter urging Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa to convene a convention of judges to hear the case of alleged interference by intelligence agents in judicial functions or “intimidation” of judges in a manner that undermines the independence of the judiciary.

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