SC judge Mazahar Naqvi’s sons serve defamation notice to lawyer
- Justice Naqvi’s son ask complainant to publicly apologise.
- Both brothers time period allegations of complainant criminally motivated.
- Say Advocate Dawood does no longer qualify to be referred to as criminal practitioner.
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi‘s sons served a criminal notice to suggest Mian Dawood, searching for a public apology inside 15 days for defaming them, The News reported Sunday.
Advocate Dawood had filed a misconduct criticism in opposition to Justice Naqvi within the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), announcing that the judge and his members of the family were discovered serious about malpractices and misuse of energy in a criminally-designed trend all the way through his provider.
The criticism was once filed searching for Justice Naqvi’s removing after his title surfaced in reference to the new audio leaks purportedly involving him, former Punjab leader minister Parvez Elahi and others.
The suggest additional submitted that the judge had used his place to facilitate his sons and daughter finding out in another country and getting monetary positive factors from Zahid Rafique.
In the criminal notice, Sayed Tassaduq Mustafa Naqvi and Sayed Tassaduq Murtaza Naqvi — sons of Justice Naqvi — requested the complainant to publicly apologise inside 15 days.
“You are also to issue a corrigendum in the same mode and manner, failing which, you prepare yourself to face legal action (civil and criminal) for injuring the reputations of the undersigned, as an integral part of a reputed establishment,” says the criminal notice.
“Such proceedings will include but are not limited to, a suit for damages (inclusive of all costs, etc), and these remedies are without prejudice to any other remedy that the undersigned is entitled to as per law,” the criminal notice added.
Both the brothers termed the allegations of the complainant criminally motivated and an try to blackmail and defame them.
“All you have done is reveal yourself as a jealous, hateful man in crisis running malicious campaigns against people you cannot even dream to stand by,” the brothers said, including that the movements might be handled via the law.
“In response to your allegations, it is informed that the undersigned(s) possess a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of London, a master’s degree in law from Indiana University Bloomington, and a speciality in business and commercial law,” the brothers said.
They additional said that they have got been practicing prior to the Lahore High Court (LHC) since August of the 12 months 2017 and are absolutely financially impartial.
The brothers said that the complainant even didn’t qualify to be referred to as a criminal practitioner, since he had no longer even attended a law faculty, and added that it was once in itself a blatant violation of the law and laws acceptable to advocates that, at the one hand, he poses himself as a lawyer and likewise operates media platforms for his exposure, which could also be clothed with defeat and disgrace.
“Before you go on to point fingers at the undersigned(s), provide us with a record of your career as a legal practitioner and justify exactly how you became a lawyer,” the brothers requested the complainant.
Dawood, whilst reacting to the criminal notice, mentioned that the verdict to answer or no longer to the criminal notice might be taken after consulting his criminal pals.
He mentioned that for the supremacy of law and the Constitution, he’ll no longer bow down to the threats, including that as an alternative of hiding at the back of the criminal notice, they will have to record their replies within the Supreme Judicial Council on corruption.