LAHORE: Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh will take oath as 48th chief justice of the Lahore High Court on January 1 (Wednesday) at a ceremony to be held in Governor House.
Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar will administer the oath to Justice Sheikh.
Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan will be reaching superannuation on December 31. Appointed as high court judge on February 19, 2010, Justice Khan served as chief justice for one year.
Chief Justice-designate Justice Sheikh will retire on March 18, 2020.
Another LHC judge, Justice Shahid Mubeen, will also retire on December 31. With the retirements, the number of vacant seats in the high court will become 17 against its maximum sanctioned strength of 60.