Islamabad: The Registrar Supreme Court has placed under suspension Mr. Muhammad Yousaf Jan, Judicial Assistant, working in the Record Section of the Court and has further initiated disciplinary proceedings against him under the Supreme Court (Appointment of Officers and Servants and Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1982.
The allegation against the officer was that he contributed to the publication of false/misleading news story to the effect “Documents on immunity stolen from house of Supreme Court official” with a view to sensationalize a non-issue. The suspension order states that he acted in a most irresponsible/unprofessional manner, which is contrary to office discipline and rules of code of conduct.
Prior to this, his explanation was called and his reply was found unsatisfactory and full of contradictions. Therefore, he has been placed under suspension.
It is pertinent to mention here that Mr. Yousaf Jan Marwat is a Judicial Assistant working in Record Section of Supreme Court, Islamabad. He had reported to police regarding burglary incident at his residence on 15.03.2012 which created media hype and some misleading stories were also attributed to the Supreme Court. As per Police report, he informed the police that the locks of his house were broken but nothing was found missing.
In his explanation however, he stated that two perfumes and some study and research material were missing, but he asked the police not to make it part of the complaint. Further, he also stated that he stressed on the police to proceed with the matter confidentially and secretly. This perhaps aroused unnecessary suspicion and speculative reports in the media. He further admitted that some media persons knew that he is doing research on issue of immunity.
Working in the Record Section, he is not required to carry out any research nor was any such assignment given to him.
It may be stated that Supreme Court has already contradicted the news story which appeared in section of media by issuing two Press Releases on 16th and 17th March, 2012 (copies enclosed).
For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
Fax: +9251 920 1001