Judicial commission approves elevation of CJ LHC to SC
ISLAMABAD—The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on Monday, has approved the elevation of Lahore High Court Chief Justice Justice Ijazul Ahsan as a Supreme Court judge and nominated LHC Judge Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah as the new LHC chief justice.
The commission’s meeting headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali held detailed discussions on three separate issues including consideration of the CJP’s recommendations in connection with the LHC, appointments of additional judges in Sindh High Court and proposed amendments in the JCP Rules of 2010.
Justice Ijazul Ahsan will perform his duty as SC’s judge until August 2025.
Similarly, LHC senior judge Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah would work as Punjab’s top judge until November 27, 2024. Both judges were appointed as LHC judges on September 15, 2009.
After elevation of Justice Ijazul Ahsan, all seats of the apex court’s permanent judges will be filled.
Currently, one permanent seat is vacant in the apex court, while two ad hoc judges are also working. According to sources, JCP approved the four names for additional judges of Sindh High Court including District & Sessions Judge Rasheed Ahmed Soomro, Advocate Arshed Hussain Khan, Advocate Saleem Jessar and Advocate Hamayoon Khan. The names of Advocate Abdul Hamid Barakzai, Advocate Hamayoon Advocate Sarfaraz Akhund and Advocate Masood Khan have been dropped, sources said. —APP