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Supreme Court judge tenders his resignation

Islamabad: Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman of Supreme Court of Pakistan has tendered his resignation from his post here on Sunday, the sources have reported.  

The sources have revealed that Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman has sent his resignation to the president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.

The sources added that Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman was included in the panel that makes appointments in several courts of Pakistan. He was accused of making illegal appointments in the Islamabad High Court, added the sources.

Moreover, in last month, the SC had overturned 74 appointments in the IHC, observing that the court’s then top judge, Hameedur Rehman and admin panel had disregarded their mandate in making appointments. However, a number of lawyers say he is man of integrity.

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

The resignation letter he wrote didn’t mention any solid reason for his resignation. According to the sources, the resignation letter of justice Iqbal was hand-written.




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