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President approves extensions in tenure of four Additional judges of Peshawar High Court

Islamabad, July 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari today on the advice of the Prime Minister approved extensions in tenure of the four Additional judges of Peshawar High Court. The Judges whose tenure has been extended include;

Mr. Justice Khalid Mehmood (Extension till the date of superannuation)

Mr. Justice Nisar Hussain Khan (Extension for one year)

Mr. Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth (Extension for one year)

Mr. Justice Qaiser Rashid (Extension for one year)

The Summary received from the Prime Minister’s office said that the nominations for extension as Additional Judges of Peshawar High Court were received on 30 June 2012 from Secretary Judicial Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad for confirmation by the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts.

It said that Parliamentary Committee, due to lack of quorum on the two fixed dates of its meeting (11th and 13th July 2012) was not able to confirm the nominations within the stipulated time period of fourteen days. Therefore, it said, the nominations are deemed to have been confirmed under clause 12 of Article 175 A of the Constitution.

The nominations, deemed to have been confirmed, were forwarded to the Prime Minister for advising the President to accord his approval also to these extensions. Accordingly, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, the President today has approved the extension in tenure of the four Additional judges of Peshawar High Court .

The President today, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has also approved the appointment of the following as Additional Judges of Peshawar High Court;

1. Mrs. Irshad Qaiser, D and SJ

2. Mr. Shah Jehan Khan Akhunzada, D and SJ

3. Mr. Rooh ul Amin Khan, Lawyer

4. Mr. Assadullah Khan Chamkani, lawyer

The Summary in this regard said that the nominations of the above persons for appointment as Additional Judges of Peshawar High Court were received on 30 June 2012 from Secretary Judicial Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad for confirmation by the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts.

It said that Parliamentary Committee could not confirm these nominations within the stipulated time period of fourteen days. Therefore, the nominations were deemed to have been confirmed under clause 12 of Article 175 A of the Constitution. The nominations were then forwarded to the Prime Minister for advising the President to accord his approval also to the said appointments as Additional Judges of Peshawar High Court.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
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