Parliamentary body gives nod to JCP's proposed judges for IHC.

ISLAMABAD -- Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment on Wednesday approved recommendations of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) for the confirmation of three judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The committee, however, took notice of the complaints of the legal fraternity against the behaviour of a lady judge and decided to write a letter to the JCP.

The meeting of the committee was convened under the chairmanship of Senator Farooq H. Naek.

The committee examined the recommendations of the JCP on the confirmation of three IHC judges - Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan, Justice Arbab Mohammad Tahir and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz.

Takes notice of legal fraternity's complaints about behaviour of female judge

The JCP, headed by Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, in a meeting held on Nov 8 recommended confirmation of three additional judges of the IHC, which the parliamentary committee unanimously approved.

The committee, however, perused the complaints of lawyers' bodies against the behaviour of Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz.

Sources privy to the meeting told Dawn that the committee decided to write a letter to the JCP for taking some remedial measure to resolve the issue.

Sources said it had been decided that the SC chief justice may be asked to convey to the IHC chief justice to 'monitor and mentor' the judge in order to ensure that her behaviour with the other lawyers was courteous.

It may be mentioned here that former IHC chief justice Athar Minallah shortlisted the above mentioned judges for the IHC in Nov last year.

Upon his recommendations, the JCP proposed their confirmation as a confirmed judge of the high court. Sources close to the JCP said the commission also examined similar complaints...

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