The Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan is a judicial body of the superior judiciary of Pakistan, empowered under the Article 209 of the constitution of Pakistan, to hear cases of misconduct against judges.
The composition of the Council is set out in the constitution as:
- The Chief Justice of Pakistan;
- The two next most senior judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan;
- The two most senior Chief Justices of the High courts.
Where the council is investigating a member of the council he is replaced by the next most senior judge.
|Qazi Faez Isa||26 October 2024||Chief Justice of Pakistan|
|Sardar Tariq Masood||10 March 2024||Senior most judge of Supreme Court|
|Ijazul Ahsan||Second senior most judge of Supreme Court|
|Ahmed Ali Sheikh||2 October 2023||Senior most chief justice of a provincial high court (Sindh High Court)||Sheikh will remain member of the council until his retirement unless he is elevated to Supreme Court or if there is a reference against him|
|Muhammad Ameer Bhatti||07 March 2024||Second senior most chief justice of a high court (Lahore High Court)||Ameer Bhatti will remain member of the council until his retirement unless he is elevated to Supreme Court or if there is a reference against him|
|Ishrat Ali||Secretary of the Council||Member in virtue of being Registrar of the Supreme Court|
No judge of any of the five High Courts or of the Supreme Court of Pakistan may be dismissed except by the President on the report of the Supreme Judicial Council. The Council may start proceedings against a judge either by its own initiative or by reference from the President of Pakistan.
If the Council concludes that the judge is guilty of misconduct and should be removed from office, it can recommend this to the President.
A judge of a court or tribunal subordinate to a High Court may be dismissed by the High Court concerned.
List of judges referenced to Supreme Judicial Council
|Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry||Supreme Court of Pakistan||Acquitted|
|Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui||Islamabad High Court||Speech against military and ISI||Removed|
|Qazi Faez Isa||Supreme Court of Pakistan||Purchase price of one property not cited ||Acquitted|
|Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan||Lahore High Court||Offshore company reported in Panama Papers||Resigned|
|Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi||Islamabad High Court||Acquitted|
|Sayyed Muhammad Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi||Lahore High Court||Acquitted|
|Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu||Lahore High Court||Resigned|
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- "Purchase price of one property not cited". thenews.com.pk.
- Iqbal, Nasir (December 27, 2018). "SJC to hear complaint of misconduct against LHC judge". DAWN.COM.