ISLAMABAD: ultimate court docket’s Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi — who changed into due to publish his respond to the show reason note issued to him by way of the ideally suited Judicial Council (SJC) on court cases registered in opposition to him on Friday — alternatively raised objections on leader Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa and other participants of the council.
“Their participation inside the proceedings ensuing in a display purpose word being issued to me taints those lawsuits, inter alia, with bias and makes all orders exceeded in such proceedings as being without lawful authority and of no legal effect,” Justice Naqvi said about the top judge and Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan inside the 18-web page record submitted to the SJC.
The decide objected that CJP Isa and Justice Afghan being the chairman and member of the inquiry fee, respectively, investigating the audio leaks case towards him, cannot take part inside the SJC’s lawsuits in opposition to him.
“The [inquiry commission] lawsuits are sub judice. The equal alleged audio leaks which were mentioned the inquiry commission are difficulty rely of the proceedings towards me before SJC. The SRO remains within the area. S.R.O. 596(I)/2023 dated may additionally 19, 2023 is hooked up as Annex L. Order of the excellent courtroom dated may additionally 26, 2023, handed in constitution Petitions No.14 to 17 of 2023 is hooked up as Annexure M,” he said.
Justice Naqvi then urged the 2 judges to recuse themselves from listening to the lawsuits towards him in the SJC.
furthermore, he maintained the equal approximately Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, basing his objection on the declare that the judge is “disqualified from hearing the ones lawsuits as a member of SJC after having expressed an opinion on the complaints against me”.
He said that Justice Masood’s opinion expressed in multiple letters set up that “he has already fashioned a view within the count”.
Justice Naqvi said that Justice Masood intentionally delayed his opinion until the change inside the composition of the SJC following former CJP Umar Ata Bandial.
moreover, the judge maintained that Justice Masood is also one of the judges who’re facing a grievance towards him before the SJC.
Justice Naqvi also stated in his objections that the proceedings towards him are discriminatory and violative of Article 25 of the charter.
“The proceedings against me are frivolous. they’re all based totally on conjecture and false allegations. None are supported by using proof. they are, consequently, liable to be dismissed,” he maintained.
He added that “there has been no dialogue or enquiry into the allegations” in opposition to him.
Justice Naqvi sought the information of the reference against him in the SJC and all of the evidence and statistics associated with it before any orders on the problem.
“I additionally reserve my right to submit that the proceedings in opposition to me are politically inspired and shortage legality, propriety and transparency.”
The display-cause be aware was issued to Justice Naqvi a day after the SJC met — for the primary time in 3 years to talk about complaints filed against advanced court docket judges — beneath CJP Isa.
SJC is the best constitutional discussion board that has the energy to get rid of judges of superior courts on unique costs.
it’s far a discussion board of duty of judges of the superior courts and top authorities officers, which is produced from 5 members, together with the leader Justice of Pakistan, two senior-maximum judges of the best court, and maximum senior leader justices of excessive courts.
besides Justice Naqvi, complaints have been filed against different judges of the superior courtroom. but, it is uncertain whether notices or motion towards different judges become discussed.