CJP proposes elevation of LHC chief justice as SC judge


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has proposed the elevation of Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah to Supreme Court judge.

Sources told The Express Tribune on Thursday that the CJP has summoned a meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on January 18 to consider the elevation of LHC chief justice as SC’s judge.

The chief justice has also proposed LHC’s senior judge Justice Yawar Ali as the new chief justice of the Lahore High Court, they added.

The incumbent LHC chief justice, Mansoor Ali Shah was appointed in June 2015. He introduced numbers of reforms for the betterment of justice system in Punjab.

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Justice Shah also strived to regulate the bar associations.

Due to certain steps taken by him to curb the culture of resorting to violence in the legal fraternity, one section of lawyers had become frustrated with the changes.

Likewise, disputes arose between the bench and Multan High Court Bar Association last year. Both times, the apex court intervened into the matter and sorted out the issues.

The Express Tribune learnt that Justice Shah will remain an SC judge till November 2027 if promoted by the CJP in coming days. This would mean that he could also go ahead to become chief justice of Pakistan for three years in the future.

With his elevation, the Supreme Court bench will regain its full strength. Presently, one seat is vacant in the apex court.

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