Parliamentary panel okays two judges for elevation to apex court.

ISLAMABAD -- The ParlAiAamentary Committee on the Appointment of Judges on Monday approved the elevation of Justice Shahid WahAeAAed and Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi to the Supreme Court.

The eight-member panel, headed by Senator Farooq H. Naek, examined the JudAicial Commission of PakisAtan's recommendations for elevating Justice Waheed of the Lahore High Court and Justice Rizvi of the Sindh High Court (SHC).

The committee had on Nov 4 approved the JCP's recommendations for the promotion of Justice Athar MinaAlAlah to the Supreme Court and Justice Aamer Farooq as chief justice of the IslamAabad High Court, respectively. However, it had deferred the consideration of names of Justice Waheed and Justice Rizvi for its meeting slated for Nov 10.

Earlier on Nov 2, the committee had decided to consider the names on Nov 10. However, it gave the nod for the elevation of Justice MinAallah on Nov 4 at an unsAchAeAduled meeting and cleared Justice Waheed and Justice Rizvi on Monday at yet anAAother unscheduled meeting.

On Oct 24, the JCP after a prolonged meeting of three-and-a-half hours had unanimously approved the promotion of Justice Minallah. It gave a divided nod to Justice Waheed and Justice Rizvi - both fourth on the...

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