Justice Shujaat takes oath as acting CJ

Punjab Governor Sardar Saleem Haider Khan administered the oath.

APP June 26, 2024


Justice Shujaat Ali Khan was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a ceremony at the Governor’s House on Tuesday.

Punjab Governor Sardar Saleem Haider Khan administered the oath.

Prominent attendees included Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif and several justices from the LHC, including Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, Justice Aalia Neelam, Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh, and others.

Punjab Assembly Speaker Muhammad Ahmad Khan, various provincial ministers, federal and provincial law officers, the Inspector General of Police Punjab, and LHC Registrar Ch Abdul Rashid Abid were also present.

Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman read out the notification of the acting chief justice’s appointment. In a gesture of humility, Justice Shujaat Ali Khan declined protocol and a guard of honor upon assuming his new role.

He proceeded to the LHC, where he will perform his duties from his own courtroom, Courtroom 2, without the additional formalities typically accorded to his position.


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