Extensions approved for SHC judges

Published: March 1, 2011
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President Zardari approved grants of one-year extensions in the tenure of four additional judges of the SHC.

President Zardari approved grants of one-year extensions in the tenure of four additional judges of the SHC.

KARACHI: On the recommendations of the parliamentary committee for judges’ appointment and on the advice of the prime minister, President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday approved grants of one-year extensions in the tenure of four additional judges of the Sindh High Court (SHC).

These additional judges of the SHC, according to presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar, are: Justice Imam Bakhsh Baloch, Justice Nisar Muhammad Shaikh, Justice Syed Hassan Azhar Rizvi and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar.

The one-year extension will be effective from the date on which the current tenure of a judge expires. In a related development President Zardari, acting on the advice of the prime minister, also accepted the request of Justice Zahid Hussain of the Supreme Court for early retirement.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2011.

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