Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman tendered his resignation from the post on Sunday.

He gave resign days after he was accused of making illegal appointments in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), Express Tribune reported.

“I hereby resign [from] from my office…,” the apex court judge wrote in a letter addressed to President Mamnoon Hussain.

Earlier, in September, the Supreme Court had annulled 74 appointments in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), observing that the court’s then top judge, Hameedur Rehman, and administration panel had disregarded their mandate in making the hirings.

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However, lawyers say he is a man of integrity.

Last week, a reference was also filed against Justice Hameedur Rehman by IHC’s Bar Secretary Waqas Malik. He was appointed as a SC judge in February 2013.