Supreme Court of Pakistan
Supreme Court of Pakistan. — Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Justice Saeed, who was Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) prior to his Supreme Court appointment, was administered the oath in the SC building in Islamabad.

The oath was administered by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.

After Justice Saeed's inclusion, the apex court now has the required number of judges.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Asif Ali Zardari had approved the elevation of Justice Saeed as a Supreme Court judge.

Moreover, the president had also approved the appointment of Justice Umar Atta Bandial as LHC Chief Justice.