Top lawyers bodies to file complaint against SC judge in SJC


Top lawyers bodies including Pakistan Bar Council on Tuesday announced that they will file separate complaints of misconduct in the Supreme Judicial Council against a Supreme Court judge over audio leaks purportedly featuring a conversation about the fixation of case before a particular bench or judge with former Punjab chief minister Pervaiz Elahi.

The announcement was made by PBC Executive Committee Chairman Hasan Raza Pasha during a press conference in which representatives of all superior bars including the provincial bar councils participated.

Pasha said that all bar councils were on the same page over the issue, adding that the complaint will be lodged next week.

He also demanded of the government to withdraw the review appeal on the decision against the reference on Justice Qazi Faiz Isa, saying that it had “malicious” intent.

Pasha said that they had urged the top court to investigate the audio leaks. However, he added, they decided to file the complaint as they did not get any response from the apex court.

He said that the resolution for the protection of lawyers was also approved whereas a motion to amend the SJC rules was also endorsed during the meeting.

The meeting demanded not to give army officers and retired judges any government post. It also urged to appoint senior judges in the Supreme Court.