ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has called a meeting of the judicial commission on April 4 for the appointment of a retired judge to the Supreme Court.
The meeting will review the direct appointment of Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Justice (retd) Qazi Muhammad Amin to the apex court.
The meeting, presided over by the chief justice of Pakistan, will also be attended Lahore High Court’s chief justice and the federal law minister.
Justice (retd) Amin served as an LHC judge from November 7, 2014 to March 25, 2019. Former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar retired on January 17 this year after which the position of a judge remains vacant in the top court.
The Supreme Court currently has 16 judges. Pakistan Bar Council Vice Chairman Amjad Shah has lauded the decision to directly appoint Justice (retd) Amin to the top court.