ISLAMABAD: (APP) The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on Tuesday recommended the elevation of Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel as a Supreme Court judge to fill the vacant seat of a permanent judge.
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The commission also recommended nomination of senior-most judge of PHC Justice Yahya Afridi as new chief justice of the PHC.
The recommendations were made during a meeting of the JCP with Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali in the chair. Senior judges of SC, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf and representatives of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) attended the meeting.
The commission recommended the name of CJ PHC to elevate as SC judge to fill the vacant seat vacated due to resignation of SC judge Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman.
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According to Article 175-A of the constitution, which draws the procedure of appointment of superior courts' judges, the JCP, after confirmation proposed the names to parliamentary committee following which the president of Pakistan will approve the names, while the Ministry of Law and Justice will issue the notification.
A commission, under the above-said article, after the 18th Constitutional Amendment, was formed under the chairmanship of the CJP, which consisted of the law minister, four senior-most judges, the attorney general of Pakistan, a retired judge and a representative of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).