ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Umar Ata Bandial Friday administered the oath to three newly appointed Supreme Court judges at the swearing-in ceremony.
The CJP took the oath of office to Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Shahid Waheed, and Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi.
SC judges, representatives of the Bar Council, senior lawyers, law officers, judicial officers and staff as well as the families of the three judges attended the swearing-in ceremony.
After the oath-taking, the total number of judges in the apex court has increased to 15.
President Dr Arif Alvi too on Friday (11th of November, 2022) administered the oath of office to Justice Aamer Farooq as the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC), at an oath-taking ceremony, held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla, senior judges, high-ranking government officials, members of the legal fraternity, eminent members of civil society, and the media persons.
The President had approved the appointment of Mr. Justice Aamer Farooq, Senior Puisne Judge, JC as Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, under Article 175A (13) of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.
Justice Aamer Farooq is a graduate of London University, UK. He earned his Barrister-at-Law degree from Lincoln’s Inn, London in the year 1993.
He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Lahore High Court in the year 1994 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the year 2007.