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ISLAMABAD: Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu resigned on Tuesday after the Supreme Judicial Council opened proceedings into his alleged misconduct during service.
Justice Sidhu has stepped down “citing personal reasons”, an LHC spokesperson confirmed.
He was appointed as a high court judge on February 23, 2010, and was ranked 10th in the LHC seniority list. He was eligible to remain on the bench till February 2023.
According to a Supreme Court judgment on judges’ pensions, Justice Sidhu will be entitled to the monthly remuneration following his departure.
Sidhu was among the five judges against whom the Supreme Judicial Council initiated misconduct proceedings last month.
The judges appeared before the council during the first two weeks of February. Of them, three are LHC judges, while the other two are from the Islamabad High Court, sources said. Continuing the proceedings after hearing their explanation, the council asked the judges to submit a written reply, sources added.

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