President approves elevation of three judges to SC.

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

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, Islamabad, said.

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

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

JCP, parliamentary body already okayed nominations

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

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

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