Justice Aamer Farooq okayed as IHC CJ, Justice Athar Minallah as SC judge.

ISLAMABAD -- The ParliAaAmentary Committee on the Appointment of Judges on Friday ratified the Judicial Commission of Pakistan's recommendations, allowing Justice Aamir Farooq to assAume the office of the chief justice of Islamabad High Court as well as elevation of Justice Athar Minallah to the Supreme Court.

However, the eight-member bipartisan panel, heaAded by Dr Fehmida Mirza of the Grand Democratic AlliAance, surprisingly deferred the consideration of JCP's recommendation in respect of two other judges for their elevation to the apex court.

Justice Shahid Waheed of the Lahore High Court and Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi of the Sindh High CoAuArt (SHC) will be considered for promotion to the SupAreme Court 'at a later stage'.

Interestingly, the agenda was to discuss the elevation of Justice Farooq only, as the names of Justice MinalAlah, Justice Waheed and Justice Rizvi had to come up for discussion at the parliamentary committee's meeting to be held on Nov 10. But the agenda of the Nov 10 meeting was also taken up on Friday and it was decided to elevate Justice Minallah as judge of the Supreme Court. The committee decided to defer the consideration of...

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