Justice Shahid Jamil of LHC resigns citing 'personal reasons'

Justice Shahid Jamil of LHC resigns citing 'personal reasons'

Lahore (Web Desk): Justice Shahid Jamil Khan of the Lahore High Court stepped down from his office on Friday ‘citing personal reasons’.

According to details, the judge has sent his resignation to President Arif Alvi.

Justice Shahid Jamil Khan was appointed as a judge of the LHC in 2014. He was to retire in 2029 and was in line to become the chief justice in the future.

“I, Justice Shahid Jamil Khan, after having served as a Judge of Lahore High Court, Lahore for about ten years, hereby exercise the option to resign under Article 206(1) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 with immediate effect,” he wrote in the resignation letter.

“It was absolute honor to hold the office, but for personal circumstances I have decided to turn the page and start a new chapter,” Khan added.

Earlier in January, two judges of the Supreme Court (SC), Syed Mazahar Ali Aqbar Naqvi and Ijazul Ahsan, resigned from their posts. Both of them had also served as judges of the LHC.