ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP), headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, confirmed Justice Babar Sattar and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri as judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Besides the chief justice of Pakistan, the JCP comprises the senior most judges of the Supreme Court, chief justice and senior most judge of the Islamabad High Court, law minister, attorney general, members of the Pakistan Bar Council and Islamabad Bar Council.
The JCP held a meeting in the Supreme Court building.
Last year, the JCP had recommended both the judges for appointment as additional judges of the IHC for a period of one year. The parliamentary committee then gave a nod to the JCP’s recommendations.
Sources said the JCP now unanimously decided that the services of both the judges be confirmed as permanent judges of the IHC.
Mr Sattar has studied Master of Law (LLM) at the Harvard School of Law. He is also a writer, columnist and analyst.
Mr Jahangiri, a former advocate general for Islamabad, is an expert in criminal, constitutional and civil laws. He was elected as president of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association in 2016. Previously, he was president of the District Bar Association Islamabad.
Last month, the JCP recommended three additional judges of the IHC.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah had proposed the names of Saman Raffat Imtiaz, Arbab Mohammad Tahir and Barrister Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan.
Ms Imtiaz obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond, Virginia, USA, after completing her undergraduate in business administration from The American University in Dubai, UAE. She has been practicing law in Karachi since 2004.
Mr Tahir is a senior lawyer from Balochistan and was working as the advocate general of the province.
Published in Dawn, December 8th, 2021