Published On: Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
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Judges body approves Mazhar Alam for CJ PHC

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ISLAMABAD: Committee on Judges Appointment in the Superior Courts approved the name of Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel for the post of Chief Justice Peshawar High Court.

A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in the Superior Courts was held in-camera at Parliament House here Wednesday to discuss recommendations made by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan in its meeting held on 13th March, 2014 regarding appointment of Chief Justice Peshawar High Court.

The meeting was president over by Ch. Mahmood Bashir Virk, MNA which was attended by Leader of the House in the Senate, Senator Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq besides Senator Farooq Hamid Naek and MNAs Syed Naveed Qamar and Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi. Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik was also present.

The Committee, after detailed discussion unanimously approved the name of Mr. Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, the senior most Judge of the Peshawar High Court for the post of Chief Justice Peshawar High Court against the anticipated vacancy, which will occur on account of the retirement of the incumbent Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Fasih-ul-Mulk, who is due to retire on 7th April, 2014.