SJC unanimously dismisses complaint against Justice Sardar Tariq Masood
“We are of the opinion that it was filed maliciously to defame Justice Sardar Tariq Masood,” says SJC
- “There is no substance in the complaint, ” says SJC.
- Complaint against judge was filed by Amna Malik.
- Tariq Masood requested that get should be publicly exonerated.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) Monday dismissed a complaint against Justice Sardar Tariq Masood as the huddle found “no substance” in the complaint filed against the top court’s judge.
Led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez, the meeting was summoned today to review the complaints against the apex court judges.
“There is no substance in the complaint and we are of the opinion that it was filed maliciously to defame Justice Sardar Tariq Masood. The complaint is dismissed,” read the order issued after the SJC’s meeting.
The complaint against the top court judge was filed by Amna Malik.
Justice Masood, according to the statement, said since he has been publicly defamed and as the complainant herself conceded that it was factually incorrect, he requested that action be taken against her and against M Siddique, who had tweeted her complaint.
The top court judge also requested that since he was publicly defamed, he should be publicly exonerated, too.
In its order, the SJC said that the complainant herself stated that her complaint should not have been filed as the allegations were not correct.
In view of the fact that the complaint was statedly posted by Siddique, a notice was issued to him to seek his explanation within seven days “whether he tweeted, and if he had why should action in accordance with law not be taken against him or as recommended to be taken”, ordered the SJC.