The Lahore High Court’s senior judge Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan on Tuesday (April 9) resigned from his post as LHC judge after judicial body’s inquiry against him nears completion.
Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan was facing a reference as his name surfaced on the list of those having offshore properties abroad. He was also issued a show-cause notice by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) in February 2017.
In his resignation addressed to the president of Pakistan, said “With much reluctance, a heavy heart and deep sense of anguish, after serving my country and the judiciary for over nine years, I Mr Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan, a judge of the Lahore High Court, Lahore, hereby resign from my office by writing under my hand, addressed to you under Article 206(1) of the Constitution” .
“The Honourable Supreme Judicial Council has not provided me sufficient time to procure affidavits, materials and witnesses, some of whom had to come from abroad and gave only three working days to produce my entire evidence in January 2019, which shows bias and predisposition of their mind which is against all principles of natural justice and free and fair opportunity to defend myself, as it has caused prejudice to me by filing incomplete affidavits of my defence witnesses with limited information that could be gathered within deadline of three days,” the judge said in the resignation.
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24 August, 2019