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Top court rejects Justice Naqvi’s request to stay SJC proceedings

He had accused the council of bias against him
Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi - Photo/File
Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi - Photo/File

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi’s request to stay proceeding of Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against him over alleged misconduct.

A three-member bench of the top court, headed by Justice Amin ud Din Khan and comprising Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Justice Musarrat Hilali heard the petition of Justice Naqvi.

Justice Naqvi has been accused of misconduct and misdeclaration of assets in complaints filed in the SJC.

During the hearing, the court rejected the request to stay the proceeding of SJC against Justice Naqvi and instructed him to file his petition with amendment and adjourned the hearing for indefinite period.

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It is pertinent to mention that Justice Naqvi wrote an open letter accusing Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of bias and violation of law in proceeding against him in the Supreme Judicial Council.

The four-page letter recounts that he has repeatedly expressed a lack of faith in the proceedings and has asked for the recusal of three judges from the SJC, to no avail.

“An inconvenient truth is still the truth and so I will state it just the same: the treatment offered to me by the Chairman and the members of the SJC is nothing short of disgraceful,” he wrote.

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