KARACHI: Six additional judges of the Sindh High Court took the oath of office as permanent judges on Saturday.

SHC Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi administered the oath to the six judges in a ceremony held on the premises of the high court.

The six judges are Justice Amjad Ali Bohio, Justice Sana Akram Minhas, Justice Jawad Akbar Sarwana, Justice Khadim Hussain Soomro, Justice Muhammad Abdur Rahman and Justice Arbab Ali Hakro.

The other judges of SHC, federal and provincial law officers, representatives of bar associations and senior lawyers attended the ceremony.

Initially, they were appointed additional judges of the SHC on April 14, 2023 by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) for a period of one year.

In a recent sitting, the JCP, headed by the chief justice of Pakistan, recommended the names of the six judges for confirmation.

On Friday, the ministry of law and justice had issued a notification and stated that the president had appointed the additional judges as permanent judges of the SHC with effect from the date they would take oath of their office.

At present, the total number of judges working in the SHC is 32 against the sanctioned strength of 40.

Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2024

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