Ju­di­cial com­mis­sion ap­proves el­e­va­tion of CJ LHC to SC

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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

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