The sources said the parliamentary committee refused to extend the service of Justice Mohammad Tasneem and Justice Salman Hamid. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Appointments of Superior Court Judges rejected on Tuesday Judicial Commission's recommendations for extension in service of two additional judges of the Sindh High Court, sources said.

The commission had recently approved one-year extension for six additional judges of the SHC whose tenure had ended on Feb 18.

The sources said the parliamentary committee headed by Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari refused to extend the service of Justice Mohammad Tasneem and Justice Salman Hamid after it considered some adverse reports against them submitted by the SHC chief justice.

Mr Bokhari, who presided over the in-camera meeting, told reporters that the grounds on which the two names had been rejected would be submitted to the Judicial Commission.

When asked what would happen if the committee's decision was overruled by the apex court, he said: “We do our work as assigned to us while the Supreme Court has its own jurisdiction.”

The meeting was attended by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Asma Alamgir Khan, Mehtab Ahmad Khan, Senator Ishaq Dar and Sabir Baloch.