Justice Mansoor Ali Shah takes oath as SC judge
ISLAMABAD: Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Wednesday took oath as judge of the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar administered oath to the newly appointed apex court judge at a ceremony held in the federal capital.
The judges of the apex court, Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, Advocate Generals and a large number of senior lawyers attended the ceremony.
With the appointment of Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, the number of the top court judges has increased to 17.
On Saturday, Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification, elevating him to the apex court and appointing most senior judge of Lahore High Court (LHC), Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, as its new chief justice.
Justice Yawar Ali has also sworn in as the LHC chief justice at a ceremony in Lahore on Wednesday.
Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana administered the oath to the new chief justice.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Iqbal, judges of the high court and members of legal fraternity attended the oath-taking ceremony.