LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday terminated the services of accountability judge Arshad Malik.
The judiciary sources said the decision was announced by the administration committee of the high court presided over by LHC chief justice Muhammad Qasim Khan. The other committee members are Justice Mohammad Ameer Bhatti, Justice Ahmad Khan, Justice Ayesha Malik, Justice Shahid Waeed and Justice Ali Baqir.
The dismissed judge had announced a verdict convicting former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a National Accountability case of the Al-Azizia Sugar Mills.
Arsha Malik had filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime Wing claiming that the Pakistan Muslim League-N workers were blackmailing him over the ruling.
In 2019, Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Nawaz had accused that Arshad Malik had contacted one of her party workers and told him that he was feeling guilty over the verdict. He also said that he was having nightmares since he announced the ruling following which her father was jailed, she said.
The high court judge had refuted the claim.