Civil judge removed from service

As per the document, he was asked to explain why his career had been consistently tainted by misconduct


Our Correspondent May 28, 2016
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO: PPI

PESHAWAR: A judicial officer was removed from service over misconduct and for failing to reply to a notice issued against him.

According to a notification issued on Saturday, Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel removed Lower Dir civil judge-cum-judicial magistrate Naimatullah.

As per the document, he was asked to explain why his career had been consistently tainted by misconduct.

“A show-cause notice was issued to the officer,” stated the document. “As credible evidence of misconduct on his part, an enquiry was ordered against him.”

The document added, “However, [Naimatullah] failed to file a satisfactory reply. [As a result], he was removed from service as a penalty.”

The notification stated, “The competent authority proceeded against him under Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 2011.”

It added, “The activities of the accused judicial officer constitute [the grossest form] of misconduct.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2016.

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