President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday on the advice of the Prime Minister approved the appointment of six additional judges of Lahore High Court for one year.
They are Shoaib Saeed, Atir Mahmood, Shahid Bilal Hassan, Aalia Neelum, Shezada Mazhar and Abid Aziz Sheikh.
Senator Farhatullah Babar, spokesperson to the president, said that these nominations were forwarded by the judicial commission of Pakistan to the parliamentary committee on judges appointment in the superior courts which were subsequently forwarded to the prime minister under clause 13 of article 175A of the Constitution.
Prime Minister, in turn, advised the President to accord his approval to these appointments and acting upon the advice of the premier the President has assented to the appointment of the above as additional judges of the Lahore High Court for a period of one year.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2013.