PESHAWAR: Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim, the senior most judge of the Peshawar High Court, on Monday took oath as acting Chief Justice.

Senior puisne judge Justice Ijaz Anwar administered the oath during a ceremony held at the high court.

PHC judges, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advocate general, deputy attorney general, judicial officers and senior lawyers were in attendance.

Justice Ibrahim became additional PHC judge on August 11, 2016 and was confirmed on June 1, 2018.

He remained additional advocate general twice and also served as special prosecutor general National Accountability Bureau. Justice Ibrahim also remained secretary general and president of the high court bar association.

The Judicial commission of Pakistan had recently approved appointment of Justice Ibrahim as regular PHC CJ. However, a notification in this regard would be issued following approval from the parliamentary committee for appointment of judges.

Published in Dawn, April 16th, 2024

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