PBC files misconduct complaint in SJC against SC judge


The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), the apex regularity body of lawyers, filed a complaint of misconduct against Supreme Court judge Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Friday.

The decision to move the top judicial body was taken last month when audio leaks emerged purportedly featuring a conversation about the fixation of the case before a particular bench or judge with former Punjab chief minister Pervaiz Elahi.

The complaint was filed by PBC Vice Chairperson Haroon Rasheed and PBC Chairperson Executive Committee Hasan Raza ercise of their powers under Article 209 (8) of the Constitution of Pakistan. Thus, respect and compliance with such code become the foremost duty of the judges of the Supreme Court”.

It stated that “the judge’s task is to ensure that equality should prevail in all things” but the “performance and conduct of the superior judiciary has become a talk of the town everywhere in Pakistan”.