Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi Resigns Amid Allegations Of Misconduct

Web DeskJanuary 10, 2024
Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi Resigns Amid Allegations Of Misconduct

ISLAMABAD – On Wednesday, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi made the decision to step down from his position as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. This significant development unfolded amid allegations of ‘misconduct’ leveled against him within the confines of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). According to reports, Justice Naqvi forwarded his resignation to President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi.

In the letter accompanying his resignation, Justice Naqvi expressed his profound sense of honor to have served in the highest court of the land. However, he highlighted the compelling circumstance that led to his decision to cease discharging his judicial duties. The judge unequivocally stated, ‘I, therefore, effective today resign as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.’

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The backdrop to this decision involves the ‘misconduct’ allegations that had surfaced against Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi, prompting an inquiry by the Supreme Judicial Council. The apex court, confronted with the gravity of the situation, had recently rejected a plea seeking to halt the ongoing proceedings by the SJC against Justice Naqvi. This indicated that the legal and judicial authorities were determined to pursue an unbiased examination of the allegations.

Prior to Justice Naqvi’s resignation, a noteworthy step was taken by Justice Isa and Justice Masood, who had penned a letter to the then Chief Justice of Pakistan. In their communication, they urged the convening of an SJC meeting to thoroughly review the allegations of ‘misconduct’ leveled against Justice Naqvi.

The resignation of a Supreme Court judge is a rare and consequential event, carrying implications for the legal landscape and the reputation of the judiciary. It reflects a recognition of the seriousness of the allegations and a willingness on the part of Justice Naqvi to step aside amid the ongoing proceedings.

As the legal and judicial processes unfold, the resignation of Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi marks a notable chapter in the dynamics of the Supreme Court. It underlines the importance of upholding the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability even at the highest echelons of the legal system. The aftermath of this resignation is likely to be closely watched as the legal community and the public await further developments in this unfolding saga.

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