ISLAMABAD: A complaint has been registered against several members of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) for alleged harassment.
Amna Malik, the President of the Civil Society Network, submitted the complaint to the Federal Ombudsman, citing misconduct and harassment by senior SJC members.
The plea revealed that a complaint was initially filed against Justice Sardar Tariq Masood on June 16, 2023, and the complainant, Amna Malik, was summoned by the SJC on November 20, 2023. In her appeal, she accused two senior SJC members of engaging in misconduct and harassment. The plaintiff asserted that Justice Qazi Faez Isa handled the plea as if it were against him, causing her to feel unsafe due to derogatory behavior that contradicted the oath taken by SJC members to treat complainants respectfully.
The complaint brought attention to a threat made against the complainant, suggesting she might be sent to a place from which she wouldn’t be able to return. Citing Article 25(3) of the constitution, Amna Malik emphasized the right to safety for women and claimed she was threatened and mentally tortured.
The plea urged authorities to take appropriate action against Justice Sardar Tariq Masood for the alleged harassment. Previously, the Supreme Judicial Council concluded its inquiry into the accusations against Justice Sardar Tariq Masood by Amna Malik, deeming her responses to crucial questions unreliable.
It’s worth noting that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) had previously issued a show-cause notice to superior court judge Justice Mazahir Naqvi based on a complaint filed by Mian Dawood Advocate. The complaint included charges of misconduct, illegal assets, and accumulating money through frontmen. The complainant pleaded with the judicial council to remove Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi from the esteemed office of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.