ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission (JC) on Saturday recommended the appointment of seven additional judges in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) besides recommending a six-month extension to six additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
The recommendation was made during a meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan, held here in the Supreme Court, presided over by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who is also the chairman of the Commission.
The meeting was attended by the attorney general, federal law minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa law minister and representatives of the bar council.
It was learnt that the Commission approved the appointment of Abdul Latif Malik, Malik Manzoor Hussain, Afsar Ali Shah, Musarrat Hilali, Lal Jan Khattak, Muhammad Saud Khan and Ikramullah Khan as additional judges of the Peshawar High Court (PHC).
The Commission, however, could not reach a consensus on the name of Justice Hayat Ali Shah of the Peshawar High Court.
Similarly, the Judicial Commission also recommended six-month extension of additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC). They include Justice Aisha Malik, Justice Abdul Sami Khan, Justice Abdul Rehman Lodhi, Justice Shujaat A Khan, Justice Shahid Hameed and Justice Baqir Ali Naqvi.
The Judicial Commission was constituted under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The Commission will send its recommendations to the Parliamentary Committee for approval of the permanent appointment of these judges.