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LAHORE: Only eight, of 1,128, candidates passed written examinations by the Lahore High Court for the posts of additional district & sessions judges (AD&SJ) in Punjab.

Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali announced the result on Saturday at a ceremony in the judges’ lounge. Senior puisne judge, Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq, Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, Justice Shahid Waheed, Justice Masood Abid Naqvi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem were also present.

The chief justice congratulated examination committees for conducting the examination in a transparent manner.

Justice Haq told the audience that the administration committee of the LHC in February 2017 approved to make recruitment of judicial officers in a manner on a par with the Central Superior Service. He said the LHC received 2,420 applications for the posts and of them, 2,323, including 202 women, candidates were declared eligible to sit the examination. However, 1,128 candidates appeared in the examination and eight passed.

The successful candidates include Abid Raza Khan, Chaudhry Qasim Javed, Khurshid Alam Bhatti, Muhammad Awais, Umar Farooq Bhatti, Rana Sohail Tariq, Danish Afzal and Hasnain Ahmad.

Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2018