Aamer Farooq takes oath as IHC Chief Justice

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Imran Khan

Islamabad: Aamer Farooq of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) took oath as the new Chief Justice on Friday.

President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to Chief Justice Aamer Farooq at a ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadar, Islamabad.

On Friday last week, the Parliamentary Committee on the Appointment of Judges approved the nomination of Justice Aamer as the new Chief Justice of the IHC.

Justice Aamer succeeds the outgoing Chief Justice Athar Minallah, whose name was also okayed by the Committee for elevation to the Supreme Court as a judge.

The names of the two honourable judges, combined with two other judges for elevation to the apex court, were recommended by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP).

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