Judge transfer not discussed with LHC CJ: Farogh

Updated August 29, 2019

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While leaders of the main opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz did not name the law minister or the judge in their presser, Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem confirmed that he had met Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Sardar Shamim Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday night. — APP/File
While leaders of the main opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz did not name the law minister or the judge in their presser, Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem confirmed that he had met Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Sardar Shamim Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday night. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: While leaders of the main opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz did not name the law minister or the judge in their presser, Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem confirmed that he had met Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Sardar Shamim Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday night.

However, the minister claimed that the issue of judges’ postings or transfer was not discussed in the meeting.

Talking to Dawn, Barrister Naseem said Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Tabassum Aftab Alvi was also present in the meeting that took place at Kashmir House.

Law minister confirms meeting at Kashmir House

He said he had discussed the issues of the proposed law reforms concerning overseas Pakistanis in the brief meeting. He said his ministry had been corresponding with high courts since June for legal reforms.

The minister explained that the notification regarding the transfer of the judges had been issued on Aug 26 prior to his meeting with the LHC chief justice. He also said that no WhatsApp message had been sent to any judge by his ministry.

Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2019