Justice Mazahar Naqvi resigns as Supreme Court Judge

NationalJustice Mazahar Naqvi resigns as Supreme Court Judge

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi has tendered his resignation as the Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

In his resignation letter sent to President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday, Justice Mazahar Naqvi said that it was no longer possible for him to continue due to circumstances which were “a matter of public knowledge”.

   

It was an honour to be appointed and to serve as a Judge first of the Lahore High Court, Lahore, and then as the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In the circumstances which are a mater of public knowledge and to some extent public record, it is no longer possible for me to continue to serve as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Considertions of due process also compel so. I, therefore, effective today resign as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” read the resignation letter.Justice Mazahar Naqvi resigns as Supreme Court Judge

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the death sentence of late former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, awarded to him by the Special Court in the high treason case.

“The impugned passed on January 13, 2020, by the Lahore High Court (LHC) […] is not sustainable and accordingly set aside,” the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa said while announcing the short verdict.

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