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PML-N lawyers forum files misconduct complaint against Justice Naqvi in SJC

Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi. — Supreme Court website

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

In the complaint, the attorneys requested that Judge Naqvi be the subject of an investigation for “committing misconduct in view of certain viral audio tapes broadcast on social media.” They wrote to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial with this request.

As well as “passing conflicting orders in the same subject,” Judge Naqvi “deviated from the code of conduct,” it was said.

“This attitude and action run 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”.

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