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JCP forwards names of three new judges for islamabad high court

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah proposed the names of Saman Raffat Imtiaz, Arbab Mohammad Tahir and Barrister Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan as the new judges of the court.

ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) has forwarded the names of three eminent lawyers for appointment as judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The Judicial Commission of Pakistan is holding its meeting on Dec 7 in which the JCP will consider the names of two additional judges — Justice Babar Sattar and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri — for confirmation of their appointment as judge of the IHC.

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah proposed the names of Saman Raffat Imtiaz, Arbab Mohammad Tahir and Barrister Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan as the new judges of the court.

The commission considered the proposal and unanimously recommended them for additional judges of the IHC.

Saman Raffat Imtiaz is a highly qualified person. She did her law degree from the University of Richmond, Virginia, USA, after completing her undergraduate in business administration from the American University in Dubai. Since 2004, Saman Raffat has been practicing law in Karachi.

Arbab Mohammad Tahir is a senior lawyer from Balochistan and currently working as the advocate general of the province.

Meanwhile, Ejaz Ishaq Khan did his BA Hons (Juris) from the University of Oxford. He then qualified as Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn and enrolled as an advocate of the Lahore High Court in 1994. His father Sardar Ishaq Khan was a leading criminal law expert of the country.

The JCP will send the names of these candidates for IHC judges to the Parliamentary Committee for Appointment of Judges which, under Article 175-A of the Constitution, has been empowered to approve the nominations of the JCP within a fortnight.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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