SC Justice Mazahar Naqvi resigns


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ISLAMABAD: Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Supreme Court has stepped down from his post following misconduct allegations.

Justice Mazahar sent his resignation to President of Pakistan Arif Alvi.

“It was an honour to be appointed and to serve as a Judge first of the Lahore High Court, Lahore and then as the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In the circumstances which are a matter of public knowledge and to some extent public record, it is no longer possible for me to continue to serve as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Considerations of due process also compel so,” the judge said in a resignation letter sent to President Arif Alvi.

“I, therefore. effective today resign as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” the letter added.

A judicial reference was filed against Supreme Court Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) accusing him of “misconduct” and “amassing illegitimate assets”.

The complaint against Justice Naqvi was filed by advocate Mian Dawood for allegedly violating the code of conduct for judges of the Supreme Court issued under Clause (8) of Article 209 of the Constitution.

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