IHC rejects plea seeking SC judges’ appointment on seniority

Observer Report

The Islamabad High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking the appointment of Supreme Court judges based on seniority, declaring it inad-missible for hearing.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition filed by Advocate Moinuzzafar Khan, who appeared before the court in a personal capacity.

Establishment Division secretary, secretary to president of Pakistan and Judicial Commission reg-istrar had been made parties in the plea.

At the outset of the hearing, Advocate Khan pleaded the court to issue directives for the ap-pointment of apex court judges under the seniority principle and order the Establishment Division sec-retary to give an explanation regarding the appoint-ment of judges.

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