SC judge Mazahar Naqvi's sons serve defamation notice on lawyer.

ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi's sons served a legal notice to advocate Mian Dawood, seeking a public apology within 15 days for defaming them, media reported Sunday.

Advocate Dawood had filed a misconduct complaint against Justice Naqvi in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), saying that the judge and his family members had been found involved in malpractices and misuse of power in a criminally-designed pattern during his service.

The complaint was filed seeking Justice Naqvi's removal after his name surfaced in connection with the recent audio leaks purportedly involving him, former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi and others.

The advocate further submitted that the judge had used his position to facilitate his sons and daughter studying abroad and getting financial gains from Zahid Rafique.

In the legal notice, Sayed Tassaduq Mustafa Naqvi and Sayed Tassaduq Murtaza Naqvi - sons of Justice Naqvi - asked the complainant to publicly apologise within 15 days.

'You are also to issue a corrigendum in the same mode and manner, failing which, you prepare yourself to face legal action (civil and criminal) for injuring the reputations of the undersigned, as an integral part of a reputed establishment,' says the legal notice.

'Such proceedings will include but are not limited to, a suit for damages (inclusive of all costs, etc), and these remedies are without prejudice to any other remedy that the undersigned is entitled to as per law,' the legal notice added.

Both the brothers termed the allegations of the complainant criminally motivated and an attempt to blackmail and defame them.

'All you have done is reveal yourself as a jealous, hateful man in crisis running malicious campaigns against people you cannot even dream to stand by,' the brothers stated, adding that the actions will be dealt with...

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