February 18, 2024
Pakistan: Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir Seeks Leave Due to Health Issues
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Pakistan: Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir Seeks Leave Due to Health Issues

Pakistan: Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir Seeks Leave Due to Health Issues

Pakistan: Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir Seeks Leave Due to Health Issues

In a recent development, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, responsible for hearing references against prominent political figures in Pakistan, has requested leave until his retirement in March 2024, citing health concerns. The judge, set to retire on March 14, has communicated his decision in a letter to the Islamabad High Court and the Ministry of Law and Justice.

Leave Request Amidst Ill Health

Judge Muhammad Bashir’s leave request spans from January 24 to March 14, according to sources. In the letter, he has expressed his inability to fulfill his duties due to deteriorating health. This information comes as the high court and the law ministry acknowledge the judge’s letter.

Noteworthy Cases Presided Over

Judge Bashir had presided over significant cases involving former prime ministers such as Nawaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sayed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Shaukat Aziz, and the chairman of the PTI. Additionally, he had conducted hearings on references against former president Asif Ali Zardari.

As the judge seeks leave, it raises questions about the impact on ongoing legal proceedings and underscores the importance of a smooth transition in the judiciary.

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