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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court's Justice Mohammad Azim Khan Afridi resigned from his post on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Justice Afridi stepped down in view of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan's (JCP) decision of not including Afridi's name in the list of the judges to be confirmed as regular judges, according to Dawn sources.

Justice Afridi had petitioned against the decision on October 31, requesting the court to summon Dr Faqir Hussain, JCP secretary, who is also the registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan, along with record of the commission’s proceedings to ascertain why he was not confirmed as judge.

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

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