SHC Justice Muneeb Akhtar elevated as SC Judge

SHC Justice Muneeb Akhtar elevated as SC Judge

ISLAMABAD - Sindh High Court (SHC) judge Muneeb Akhtar has been elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.

A meeting of the JCP, chaired by the CJP Mian Saqib Nisar, was held on Monday to consider elevation of Justice Akhtar, who is fourth on the seniority list of SHC judges.

Sources revealed that the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) representative Yousaf Laghari questioned elevation of a junior judge, especially noting that three senior SHC judges, as well as the chief justices of other high courts, have not been considered.

However, Laghari was told that it has not been first time that a junior judge is considered for elevation to the apex court. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and CJP Nisar were also elevated in the apex court ahead of the Lahore High Court former CJ Khawaja Muhammad Sharif.

The SC in its judgment in Faqir Khokhar case has already maintained that appointment of the SC judge is a fresh appointment and a junior judge can also be elevated.