KARACHI: President Mamnoon Husaain on Monday appointed Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh as the new chief justice of the Sindh Hight Court on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The senior Puisne Judge Justice Sheikh was appointed as CJ SHC after the elevation of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah as judge of the Supreme Court. Following Shah’s promotion, who will take charge in March, the strength of the apex court will be completed.
Last month, Pakistan Bar Council Vice Chairman Ahsan Bhoon urged the superior judiciary that the process of judges’ appointment should be made more transparent and the bars representatives should be consulted before the appointments. Ahsan Bhoon expressed the hope that the process of accountability of judiciary, initiated by the chief justice would be accomplished.
SHC chief justice elevated to Supreme Court
The CJP addressing a reception hosted in his honour by Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), the apex body of the legal fraternity, on February 15, assured that the appointment of judges in the higher judiciary would be ensured on merit.
Former chief justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had notified a five-member special committee to consider amendments proposed by Pakistan Bar Council to the Judicial Commission of Pakistan’s (JCP) rules 2010.