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Justice Ishtiaq takes oath as PHC acting CJ today

Second-most senior judge, Justice Ijaz Anwar, will administer the oath to him at a ceremony to be held at the PHC

By Bureau report
April 15, 2024
Senior Puisne Judge of the Peshawar High Court Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim. — PHC website/File
Senior Puisne Judge of the Peshawar High Court Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim. — PHC website/File

PESHAWAR: Senior Puisne Judge Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim will take oath as acting chief justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) today (Monday).

The second-most senior judge, Justice Ijaz Anwar, will administer the oath to him at a ceremony to be held at the PHC.

A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice on Friday last had pronounced the appointment of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim as the acting chief justice of the PHC by President Asif Ali Zardari until his confirmation as the regular chief justice by the parliamentary committee for the appointment of judges.

On March 30, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan had recommended the appointment of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim as the regular chief justice but now the decision awaits the nod of the parliamentary committee.

Born to a respectable family of Peshawar on December 2, 1969, he received his secondary education in the year 1985 from University Public School, Peshawar and Higher Secondary School Certificate from Government College, Peshawar, in the year 1987.

He did bachelor of arts from the Government College, Peshawar in the year 1989 and then received his LLB degree from the Khyber Law College, Peshawar, in the year 1992.

He was enrolled as an advocate of the lower courts on May 18, 1993 and then enrolled as an advocate of the high court on March 11, 1995 Enrolled as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 26, 2008

He also remained as assistant advocate general of KP from 1999 to 2000 besides special prosecutor of the National Accountability Bureau from 2001 to 2002.

He was appointed as additional advocate general KP from 2008 to 2010.

He also remained joint secretary Peshawar High Court Bar Association for the year 1998-1999 and later elected as general secretary PHC Bar Association for the year 2007-2008 and also chosen as president PHC Bar Association for the year 2013-2014

He was elevated to the bench as additional judge on August 11, 2016 and later one year extension was granted on July 25, 2017 by the Supreme Judicial Commission of Pakistan.

He was confirmed as permanent judge of the PHC on June 1, 2018.