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Advocate Mian Dawood Has Urged The Supreme Judicial Council To Probe A Bumper Increase Of Rs 3 Billion In The Assets Of The SC Judge In A Couple Of

ISLAMABAD: A senior lawyer Advocate Mian Dawood today filed a reference of assets beyond means against a Supreme Court Judge Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi.

Dawood filed the reference in the Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday.

Advocate Mian Dawood has urged the Supreme Judicial Council to probe a
bumper increase of Rs 3 billion in the assets of the SC Judge in a couple of

The development surfaced a day after the PML-N leader and interior minister
Rana Sanaullah named two judges of the Supreme Court who are ‘biased’ towards
their party leaders. The apex court judge Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi is
among the two anti-PML-N judges.

Advocate Mian Dawood filed the reference under Clause (5) of Article 209 of the Constitution. He stated in the reference that Justice Naqvi has “violated” the Code of Conduct for judges of the Supreme Court.

In the reference, Dawood requested the SJC to order an “independent and
detailed” inquiry against the SC’s judge and remove him from his post if proven

“Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi as the Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan
and his family members have been found involved in following malpractices and
misuse of power in a criminal-designed pattern during his service,” the
reference alleged.

Earlier, Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council Hasan Raza Pasha said that
all the bar councils are filing separate references of misconduct against a
Supreme Court Judge.

He said that the bar councils are filing references after a leaked audio involving a Judge of the apex court, Justice Sayyed Mohammad Mazahar Ali
Akbar Naqvi, and former Punjab chief minister Pervez Elahi surfaced about a case.

In the leaked audio, Pervez Elahi is talking to a lawyer asking him to get the case fixed before a judge of the Supreme Court or a ‘particular bench’.

Talking to media outside the Supreme Court, Mr. Pasha said that the representatives of all the bar councils held a meeting and decided to file references under Article 209 of the Constitution.

“We have been demanding resignation from the Supreme Court judge Justice
Sayyed Mohammad Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi from day one,” he remarked.

Pasha said the lawyers’ are left with no other choice but to file cases under Article 209.

He also said, “Section 184(3) should be amended to give a right of appeal to
the party aggrieved by the decision,” Pasha suggested.

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