SJC to hear references against Justice Mazahar Naqvi today
SJC is a constitutional body that probes allegations of misconduct against the judges.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) will begin hearing of references against Justice Mazahar Naqvi today (Monday), Dunya News reported.
The Supreme Judicial Council has sought complete records of two properties in Lahore in the name of Justice Mazahar Naqvi. Complete records of Plot No 144 Block F-One in Gulberg 3 Lahore and Plot No. 100 St. John's Park in Lahore Cantt Complete records have been sought.
Officials of the government departments concerned have been asked to appear before the SJC along with records regarding the two properties at 3pm. The Supreme Judicial Council has issued notices to all relevant officers under Article 210 of the Constitution.
Mian Dawood, a Lahore based lawyer, on Feb 23 had filed a complaint against Justice Naqvi for allegedly violating the code of conduct for judges of the Supreme Court issued under Clause (8) of Article 209 of the Constitution and accused the judge of “misconduct” and “amassing illegitimate assets”.
SJC is a constitutional body that probes allegations of misconduct against the judges of Supreme and high courts. It comprises the chief justice, two senior-most SC judges and two senior-most high courts’ chief justices.