President approves confirmation of three additional judges of Peshawar High Court as Judges and grants extension in tenure of four additional Judges

Islamabad, June 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari today on the advice of the Prime Minister has approved confirmation of three Additional Judges of Peshawar High Court as Judges of PHC and granted extension in tenure of the four Additional judges of Peshawar High Court for a period of one year.

The Additional Judges, who have been confirmed as judges of the PHC include;

Mr. Justice Nisar Hussain Khan

Mr. Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth

Mr. Justice Qaiser Rashi

The Additional Judges whose tenure has been extended include;

Mr. Justice Asadullah Khan Chamkani

Justice Mrs. Irshad Qaiser

Mr. Justice Shah Jehan Khan Akhunzada

Mr. Justice Rooh ul Amin Khan

The Summary received in the Presidency said that the nominations of the Additional Judges of Peshawar High Court were received on May 25th, 2013 from Secretary Judicial Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad for confirmation by the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts.

The Parliamentary Committee, due to lack of quorum in its meeting on 3rd June, 2013, could not take formal decision on confirmation of the nominations within the stipulated time period of fourteen days, hence under clause 12 of article 175 A of the constitution, the nominations sent by Judicial Commission were deemed to have been confirmed.

Under Clause 13 of Article 175A of the Constitution, the nominations deemed to have been confirmed were subsequently forwarded to the Prime Minister for onward submission to the President for his approval.

Accordingly the President today accorded his approval to the confirmation of Mr. Justice Nisar Hussain Khan, Mr. Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth, and Mr. Justice Qaiser Rashi as Judges of the Peshawar High Court and to the extension in tenure of Mr. Justice Asadullah Khan Chamkani, Justice Mrs. Irshad Qaiser, Mr. Justice Shah Jehan Khan Akhunzada and Mr. Justice Rooh ul Amin Khan for a period of one year as Additional judges of the Peshawar High Court.

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