President extends services of six high court judges
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari approved on Tuesday extension in the service of four Lahore High Court and two Sindh High Court additional judges for a period of one year.
According to the president’s spokesman, Farhatullah Babar, the president extended the services of the judges as a consequence of the Supreme Court’s verdict and on the advice of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The Parliamentary Commission on Appointment of Judges had not accepted the recommendations of the Judicial Commission to extend the tenure of the six additional judges of Lahore and Sindh high courts. But now they have been granted extension because of the verdict on the issue by the Supreme Court.
Those given extension are Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, Justice Mohammed Farrukh Irfan Khan,
Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Mohammed Yawar Ali of the LHC and Justice Salman Hamid and Justice Mohammed Tasnim of the SHC, said the spokesman.