IHC forms two-member body to address judges' grievances.

ISLAMABAD -- In order to address the grievances of 'disgruntled' judges of the sessions court in the federal capital, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has constituted a committee comprising Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz.

According to an order issued by the Registrar's Office, the IHC administration on the direction of Chief Justice Aamer Farooq constituted the committee 'to examine the representations of the judicial officers of Islamabad Judicial Service, against adverse remarks in Annual Confidential Reports/Performance Evaluation Reports'.

The committee would place its recommendations before the CJ after listening to the complaints of the judges working in lower courts.

Furthermore, a few judges of the sessions courts have also filed representations over adverse evaluation in their ACRs due to which they have been superseded. They contended in the departmental representations that they have been 'unjustly denied promotions' and accused the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) of 'wrong evaluation of their performance'.

It may be noted here that getting a promotion in the capital's subordinate judiciary is an uphill task, as at least four judges have resigned in a couple of years seeing no future prospects. Civil judges Imran Sikandari, Sabihul Hassan, Saqib Bhatti, and Shaukat Rehman Khan are among these judges.

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Mr Rehman, who was fed up with his 'challenging but unrewarding job' tried to go to the UK for higher studies but his leave application was rejected. He was initially granted a no-objection certificate but the competent authority subsequently rejected his leave application over his failure to 'produce any proof of fee deposit with a UK-based educational institution'.

Talking to Dawn, Mr Rehman said he had received an offer letter from a UK varsity and he was all set to deposit the fee following the approval of his application for the leave. He added that there were others factors as well that led him to quit his demanding job. According to the...

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