The JCP has given its approval to six candidates for extra SHC judge positions.
Following this, the names will be submitted for final approval to the Parliamentary Committee on the Appointment of Judges.
ISLAMABAD: Six candidates have had their names approved by Pakistan’s Judicial Commission (JCP) for appointment as new judges for the Sindh High Court (SHC).
By a vote of 11 to 2, the Commission, however, decided against recommending the appointment of the three nominees.
All nine of the nominees’ names, as submitted by the chief justice of the SHC, were only approved by Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
Sana Minhas, a female attorney, was unanimously approved by the JCP to be a second judge on the SHC.
Amjad Ali Bohio, Mohammad Abdul Rehman, Khadim Hussain Soomro, Arbab Ali Hakro, Jawad Akbar Sarwana, and Sana Minhas are the six nominees whose names have been approved by the JCP for the SHC additional judges.
Due to a variety of factors, the names of Tariq Shah, Rashid Mustafa Solangi, and Saleem Akhtar Buriro have been omitted.
The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges will now receive the names the JCP has suggested for final approval.
There are currently 29 judges working at the SHC rather than 40.