Misconduct complaint filed against Justice Mazahar


Complaint states Justice Naqvi ‘has misused his authority’

Pakistan Muslim League-N lawyers forum Punjab on Saturday filed a complaint of misconduct in the Supreme Judicial Council against Supreme Court Judge Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi.

In the complaint, the lawyers wrote to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, requesting to initiate an investigation against Justice Naqvi for “committing misconduct in view of certain viral audio clips released on social media”.

It added that Justice Naqvi “deviated from the code of conduct” and “passed inconsistent orders in the same matter”.

“This attitude and action runs counter to the basic spirit of Code of Conduct according to which a judge is expected to avoid treating similar causes differently,” added the complaint.

The lawyers also attached transcripts of the audio leaks with the complaint and added that “it is this backdrop that we feel obligated to bring to your kind notice the violations of judicial code of conduct, Constitution of the Law by Justice Naqvi who is presently functioning as a judge of the SC”. The complaint further said that Justice Naqvi “has misused his authority as a judge of the apex court in the most obvious manners”. The controversy surrounding apex court judges began with two audio clips ascribed to former chief minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi which had left the top court facing calls to open an investigation .