Judges misconduct: SJC seeks written reply from AGP

IHC Chief Justice Justice Anwar Kasi also recused to be part of the council


Hasnaat Malik March 09, 2017
Supreme Judicial Council has summoned a complainant on April 28. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has sought a written reply from the attorney general for Pakistan in matters related to complaints of misconduct against two judges of the superior courts.

Sources told The Express Tribune that Supreme Court judge Amir Hani Muslim has recused himself from sitting as member of the council which has been pursuing complaints of misconduct against several judges.

They said when the council took up the complaints against two judges of the IHC and LHC on Tuesday, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan was included as new member of the SJC.

Justice Hani is going to retire on March 31.

Moreover, when the council took up the complaint against the IHC judge, IHC Chief Justice Justice Anwar Kasi also recused to be part of the council. Sindh High Court judge Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was included as member of the council.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2017.

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