Justice Farrukh Irfan, the LHC judge named in Panama Papers, resigns…

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LAHORE: Justice Farrukh Irfan, the Lahore High Court (LHC) judge whose name appeared in the Panama Papers scandal, resigned on Tuesday.

According to his resignation letter, Justice Farrukh Irfan resigned as he was not being allowed to perform his functions in a free manner.

Justice Farrukh Irfan said that he had always served his country ever since the war of 1965 when he used to collect ‘teddy money’ for the soldiers.

He said that during his career as a practicing lawyer, as an international lawyer and a judge for the Lahore High Court, he had served Pakistan with honour and dignity.

The high court judge’s name had in the Panama Papers controversy due to which he was under scrutiny by the Supreme Judicial Council.

Justice Farrukh Khan was also a board member of the Shaukat Khanum cancer hospital. He has previously denied evading taxes.