SJC Petitioner Says Justice Naqvi's Assets Grew 'Astronomically'

SJC Petitioner Says Justice Naqvi's Assets Grew 'Astronomically'
Justice Mazahar Naqvi's assets grew 'astronomically' after he was elevated to become a judge of the country's top court, reveals Mian Dawood, the petitioner of a reference filed in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

The advocate made the remarks while talking to journalist Asad Ali Toor, on Saturday.

According to him, the learned judge allegedly influenced the outcome of a hearing to acquire a specific property.

“The assets of the judge and his family grew by Rs3 billion ever since he was appointed to the Supreme Court,” Dawood said, citing the documents available with him.

He further said that the judge revised the details of a house in DHA Gujranwala thrice, adding that the monetary value was raised from Rs4.7 million to Rs720 million during the time.

The petitioner said that the judge also never declared a plaza located in Gujranwala, in his tax returns.

“The judge bought a plot in the Cantt area in 2022 for Rs260 million, which was actually worth Rs350 million,” he added.

According to the advocate, judge Naqvi influenced litigation to ensure that the decision comes in his favour, and got the plot registered in his name the next day.

He went on to say that the building of Naqvi Associates was set up on a land acquired for peanuts which, again, involved influence.

Speaking about the judge's alleged "front-men", Dawood said one of them transferred an amount to pay for the fees of his daughter receiving education in the UK.

The reference was filed against the judge two days ago (Feb 23) for 'assets beyond the known means of income'. The SJC was requested to initiate a probe over the assets allegedly worth Rs3 billion.

Filed under Clause (5) of Article 209 of the Constitution, it said that the judge had “violated” the code of conduct set for judges of the apex court.

The petitioner had also sought an inquiry against the SC judge over his alleged audio leak. In the leaked clip, former chief minister Punjab Parvez Elahi could be allegedly discussing fixing a case with him for its hearing before a particular bench or judge.

Later, the former PMLQ leader claimed that the conversation was ‘with a lawyer’ and had been 'twisted'.