KARACHI: Three new judges of the Sindh High Court (SHC) took oath of their office on Saturday, ARY News reported.
SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh administered the oath to the new permanent judges Justice Rasheed Soomro, Arshad Hussain and Saleem Jaisar at a ceremony held at the second floor of the main SHC building.
The judges of the high court, Advocate General Sindh Zameer Ghumro and office bearers of the Sindh High Court Bar Association and other members of legal fraternity were present on the occasion.
Earlier on June 12 the Judicial Commission of Pakistan headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had recommended the names of the three judges for their appointment in SHC on permanent-basis to the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment for its approval. Following the committee’s approval, the federal law ministry issued a notification to this effect.
With the new permanent judges the number of judges of the SHC has increased to 30.