“We believe that this was filed maliciously to defame Justice Sardar Tariq Masood,” SJC says.
- “There is no merit in the complaint,” says SJC.
- Aamna Malik had filed a complaint against the judge.
- Tariq Masood requested that Gate should be publicly exonerated.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Monday rejected a complaint against Justice Sardar Tariq Masood as it found “no facts” in the complaint filed against the top court judge.
Led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faiz, the meeting was called today to review complaints against judges of the top court.
“There is no substance in the complaint and our opinion is that it was filed maliciously to defame Justice Sardar Tariq Masood. The complaint is dismissed,” read the order issued after the SJC meeting.
The complaint against the apex court judge was filed by Aamna Malik.
According to the statement, Justice Masood said that since he has been publicly defamed and since the complainant himself has admitted that it was factually incorrect, he requested that action be taken against him and M Siddiqui, who His complaint was tweeted.
The top court judge also requested that since he has been publicly defamed, he should also be publicly acquitted.
The SJC, in its order, said that the complainant himself has stated that his complaint should not have been registered as the allegations were not true.
In view of the fact that the complaint was allegedly posted by Siddiqui, a notice was issued to him seeking clarification within seven days on “whether he had tweeted, and if he had done so then what action would be taken against him.” Why shouldn’t action be taken as per law?” Recommended to be taken”, ordered the SJC.