AVN 47.23 Decreased By ▼ -2.70 (-5.41%)
BAFL 29.58 Decreased By ▼ -0.24 (-0.8%)
BOP 3.68 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-1.08%)
CNERGY 3.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-4.19%)
DFML 9.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.27 (-2.63%)
DGKC 47.69 Increased By ▲ 1.04 (2.23%)
EPCL 43.29 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-0.8%)
FCCL 11.87 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (0.76%)
FFL 5.81 Decreased By ▼ -0.17 (-2.84%)
FLYNG 5.61 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-1.58%)
GGL 9.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-0.91%)
HUBC 67.87 Increased By ▲ 0.19 (0.28%)
HUMNL 5.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.74%)
KAPCO 22.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-0.32%)
KEL 1.79 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.1%)
LOTCHEM 27.34 Increased By ▲ 0.33 (1.22%)
MLCF 27.84 Increased By ▲ 1.36 (5.14%)
NETSOL 70.33 Decreased By ▼ -2.28 (-3.14%)
OGDC 74.11 Decreased By ▼ -1.49 (-1.97%)
PAEL 9.61 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.21%)
PIBTL 3.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1.28%)
PPL 56.82 Decreased By ▼ -1.78 (-3.04%)
PRL 13.96 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-1.27%)
SILK 1.03 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.9%)
SNGP 40.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.57 (-1.38%)
TELE 6.37 Decreased By ▼ -0.33 (-4.93%)
TPLP 11.67 Decreased By ▼ -0.63 (-5.12%)
TRG 90.20 Decreased By ▼ -2.43 (-2.62%)
UNITY 12.36 Increased By ▲ 0.16 (1.31%)
WTL 1.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.9%)
BR100 4,098 Decreased By -16.1 (-0.39%)
BR30 13,852 Decreased By -122.9 (-0.88%)
KSE100 40,965 Decreased By -65.1 (-0.16%)
KSE30 14,532 Decreased By -43.8 (-0.3%)
Follow us

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) as per Procedure of Enquiry Rules, 2005 initiated basic process on the complaints filed against Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, a Supreme Court judge.

The SC Registrar Ishrat Ali, who is also the Secretary of SJC, asked advocate Mian Dawood and other complainants to file affidavit in support of their allegations levelled in the complaints under Section 5(3) of the Supreme Judicial Council Procedure of Enquiry Rules, 2005.

Section 5 (3) of SJC 2005 says; “The person providing the said information shall identify himself properly.” The SJC also sought a certified copy of the resolution from the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC). The other complainants were asked to file the attested copies of the alleged documents.

PBC files complaint against Justice Naqvi with SJC

Four complaints have been filed against the incumbent judge of the Supreme Court for amassing illegitimate assets and misconduct.

Mian Dawood, a Lahore-based lawyer, on February 23 had filed a complaint against Justice Naqvi for allegedly violating the code of conduct for judges of the Supreme Court issued under Clause (8) of Article 209 of the Constitution and accused the judge of “misconduct” and “amassing illegitimate assets”.

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Lawyers Forum, Punjab, on March 4 urged the SJC to initiate proceeding/ inquiry/ investigation against Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi for committing misconduct in view of certain viral audio clips released on the social media.

PBC Vice Chairperson Haroon Rasheed and Council’s Chairperson Executive Committee Hasan Raza Pasha, on March 10 also filed the complaint on behalf of the apex regulatory body of the lawyers, requesting the SJC hold an inquiry into alleged conversation of former chief minister Pervaiz Elahi about fixation of case before a particular bench or judge (Justice Naqvi). It has asked the SJC to initiate “proper proceedings” on information regarding Justice Naqvi’s “assets worth crores of rupees” which was circulating in the media.

Advocate Ghulam Murtaza Khan on March 22 filed a complaint with the SJC by submitting that Justice Naqvi’s conduct was unbecoming of a judge and he was guilty of misconduct within the meaning of Sub-Clause (b) of Clause (5) of Article 209 of the Constitution, read with Rule 3(l) (i) of the SJC Procedure of Enquiry 2005.

According to Section 7 of the SJC Inquiry of SJC Procedure of Enquiry Rules 2005, “once any information in respect of enquiry into the conduct of a judge is received by any member or the council, it shall be presented to the chairman of the council, who; shall (a) refer the same to any member of the council to look into the said information; and to express his opinion in relation to sufficiency or otherwise of the information; (b) if the council is satisfied that the information prima facie discloses sufficient material for an enquiry, it shall proceed to consider the same”.

It added: (2) The member, to whom the chairman has referred the information, will examine the same and ascertain if the information so received discloses specific particulars of misconduct, and provides factual details necessary to form prima facie opinion in respect of the guilt of the judge.

(3) If the member forms an opinion that the information does reveal sufficient material to commence enquiry, he shall inform the council accordingly and the information shall be placed before the council.

(4) If the member comes to a conclusion that the information is false, frivolous, concocted or untrue, he shall inform the council accordingly and may recommend action against the person who initiated the information.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023


1000 characters
Love Your Country Mar 25, 2023 06:51am
People demand fast track process to conclude this matter as its done for politicians please
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
Safinaz Mar 25, 2023 11:30am
@Love Your Country , Which politician? The one who is sitting in London even after being convicted and who had his whole family's names in Panama Papers or the ones sitting in power even after labeling each other publicly as dacoits , robbers and looters. After before you say that the person sitting in London was convicted for not taking salary from his son, please remember that he is sitting in same flats to which his whole family denies ownership off. And Panama Papers were not published by ISI or Imran Khan or Bajwa they were published by International Union of Journalists.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
Safinaz Mar 25, 2023 11:34am
Last time when a reference was sent against Justice Faiz Issa it was considered an attack on Judiciary, but today its all fair game and actually part of bringing Justice to the Justices. Wow how times change or everyone is a stooge in hands of few. Either it was right then and is right now or it was wrong then and is wrong.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
Jawed Mar 25, 2023 01:44pm
Is this the ONLY serious matter? PDM, GOVT & all institutions r working hard to address all ills that starts & ends with them. Why 'vote ko izzat do & mahngai' is no more their priority?
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply

SJC initiates probe process against Justice Naqvi

Govt to share budget details with IMF to unlock funds: Dar

IK urges SC to ‘save democracy’

IK ‘reveals’ Rana’s ‘plot’

Cabinet may ratify deal between UPL, govt entities

Accumulated profits: Proposed advance tax may be challenged in courts

Transportation of HSD: APL proposes to repurpose its Hub-ZOT pipeline

Republicans, Biden reach debt ceiling deal

SRO on ‘records of beneficial owners’ irks PBC

PBS statement full of mistakes: economist

WB terms one component of KWSSIP ‘high risk’