Parliamentary committee recommends change in judges’ appointment

ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary committee has recommended a change in the procedure to appointment judges.

During its meeting on Monday held under the chair of Haji Adeel, the parliamentary committee approved the sub-committees report on changing the procedure to appoint judges’ and sent it to the law division which will introduce the 22nd Amendment.

According to the recommendation a committee will be formed for the appointment of High Court judges. This committee will comprise of judges, lawyers and government officials who will send the names of judges to the judicial commission.

Further there will be no retired judges in the judicial commission and lawyers will be representatives of the government. The decision of the parliamentary committee on judges’ appointment will be final and cannot be challenged in any court.

In other proceedings, the committee also approved the appointment of Justice Faisal Arab as Chief Justice Sindh High Court and Justice Maqbool Baqar as a Supreme Court Judge. Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan was approved as the Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court.