Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Petition has been filed in Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) seeking initiation of action against Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan of Lahore High Court (LHC) under article 209 of the constitution for his alleged indulgence in money laundering, misuse of office and accumulating illegal assets.

Former bureaucrat Nazar Muhammad Chohan has filed this petition through his counsel barrister Syed Muhammad Javed Iqbal Jaffri making justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan, Pakistan Bar Council and the people of Pakistan respondents.

The petitioner has taken plea in the petition that Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan siphoned off money to offshore accounts through money laundering and opened secret accounts. Name of Justice Muhammad Farrukh Khan has also appeared in Panama leaks disclosures for stashing money to off shore companies illegally.

Despite  serving judge of LHC he is running his law firm in Lahore and Dubai  He neither got suspended his license nor he tendered resignation from membership of bar as per code of ethics of superior judiciary and laws of Pakistan Bar Council and he kept on obtaining directives from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in important and sensitive natured cases.

The standard of living of Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan is beyond his known source of income. He was appointed as judge of LHC despite the fact that he had not done any practice in high court and he lacked the experience of trial and appeal cases.

The petitioner has appealed to SJC to summon Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan and he be disqualified for constitutional office for violating laws.

The petitioner has attached 25 documents with his petition. .