SJC serves notices to high court judges
Updated at: 1945 PST, Saturday, August 08, 2009
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has served notices to two judges of Sindh and Lohore high courts on charges of financial irregularities, ordering them to appear before SJC on August 29.
The meeting of SJC was held under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry here at Supreme Court building on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, CJ Peshawar High Court Justice Tariq Pervez, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Khwaja Sharif and Registrar Supreme Court and Secretary SJC.
The meeting approved inclusion of an additional clause in the code of ethics for judges of higher judiciary. The clause restricts judges from supporting an unconstitutional ruler and also from taking oath under his administration. If anyone does so, it will be construed as judicial misconduct.
The SJC issued notices to Lahore High Court Judge Abdul Shakoor Paracha and Sindh High Court judge Afzal Soomro on charges of committing financial irregularities, ordering them to appear before SJC on August 29.
A two-member committee comprising Justice Sardar Raza Khan and Chief Justice LHC Khwaja Sharif has been formed to carry out investigation against Justice Afzal Soomro. The committee will visit Karachi on August 17 for recording of statements and collection of evidence.
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