The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) has unanimously recommended the name of Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti for the post of the Lahore High Court chief justice.
Incumbent LHC CJ Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan is retiring on July 5.
The nomination of Justice Bhatti as the new LHC CJ was considered in a meeting of the JCP summoned by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday.
Justice Bhatti became an additional LHC judge on March 12, 2011 and will retire on March 7, 2024. Currently, he is a senior puisne judge in the LHC.
Justice Bhatti was also a member of the bench which had quashed the special bench proceedings in a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.