ISLAMABAD - Ad hoc judge of the Islamabad High Court Muhammad Azeem Khan Afridi resigned from his office on Tuesday after the Judicial Commission of Pakistan did not approve regularisation of his service.

Justice Afridi has sent his resignation to the Islamabad High Court registrar. His tenure was to end on November 20.

Sources said Afridi was accused of corruption in subordinate courts that held back his regularisation.

The judge requested for a review, and sent letters to the judicial commission and certain secretaries asking for his regularisation, but to no avail.

It may be mentioned here that the parliamentary committee for appointment of judges has approved the recommendation regarding appointing judges on undeviating base.

Afridi repeatedly wrote to Judicial Commission, secretaries of Senate Secretariat and also lodged a review petition in IHC but after getting no positive response resigned as judge of IHC.

Earlier on November 5, counsel for Justice Afridi, Advocate Afnan Karim Kundi, appeared before Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and instead of arguing the petition of Justice Muhammad Azim Khan Afridi, he had informed the court that he would not be pleading the case.