President confirms names of three judges for Sindh High Court


ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday confirmed nomination of Justice Nisar Muhammad Shaikh, Justice Nadeem Akhtar and Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui as permanent Judges of the High Court of Sindh.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said the President took the decision on the advice of the Prime Minister.

He said the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts considered the above nominations, received from Judicial Commission of Pakistan, on February 7 and 11.

The Spokesperson said that the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts unanimously confirmed the name of Justice Nisar Muhammad Shaikh, Additional Judge High Court of

Sindh for appointment as permanent Judge of the said High Court. However, the Committee could not take any decision regarding the remaining two nominees of Judicial Commission namely Justice Nadeem Akhtar and Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui.

He said under clause 12 of Article 175A, the Committee on receipt of nomination from the Commission may confirm the nominee by majority of its total membership within fourteen days failing which the nominations shall be deemed to have been confirmed.

The Committee forwarded the nominations to the Prime Minister. The President acting upon the advice of the Prime Minister confirmed the nominees as permanent judges of the High Court of Sindh.

(APP)

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