Accountability Court’s Former Judge Arshad Malik dies of Coronavirus


ISLAMABAD, December 4 (Online): Accountability Court’s Former Judge Arshad Malik, admitted in a private hospital of Islamabad for corona treatment and was on ventilator for one week has died of the novel Coronavirus on Friday.
The Judge Arshad Malik convicted erstwhile prime minister Nawaz Sharif for 7 years and imposed fine in Al-Azizia reference.
The deceased’s funeral prayers will be offered in Mandra – a town of Tehsil Gujar Khan. Arshad Malik has left two sons and as many daughters behind in the bereaved family.
Let it be known that the Lahore High Court (LHC) had sacked Arshad Malik after an inquiry into his leaked video concluded. The LHC chief justice, while issuing the notification of his dismissal, had said that Arshad Malik was found guilty in the video scandal inquiry.
The notification clarified that Arshad Malik was given full opportunity to clear his name, and his position was also heard during the inquiry. But, legal action had been taken against the ousted Judge on charges of misconduct.
Arshad Malik challenged the termination and maintained in his plea that the rules and regulations were not followed. Subsequently, a three member tribunal under the chairmanship of Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi was constituted.