President Alvi approves elevation of three judges to Supreme Court.

President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday approved the elevation of three high court judges to the Supreme Court (SC).

Under Article 175A of the Constitution, he approved outgoing Islamabad High Court (IHC) chief justice Athar Minallah, Sindh High Court Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi and Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Waheed to the apex court, a statement issued by the President's Secretariat said.

President Alvi also approved Justice Aamer Farooq's appointment as the IHC chief justice.

On Monday, the ParlAiAamentary Committee on the Appointment of Judges had approved the elevation of Justice WahAeAAed and Justice Rizvi to the Supreme Court.

The eight-member panel, headed by Senator Farooq H. Naek, had examined the JudAicial Commission of PakisAtan's (JCP) recommendations for elevating the two judges.

The committee had on November 4 approved the JCP's recommendations for the promotion of Justice MinaAlAlah to the SC and Justice Farooq as the IHC chief justice, respectively. However, it had deferred the consideration of the...

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