ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Justice Umar Atta Bandial of Lahore High Court (LHC) as the Chief Justice of the said high court.
The president also approved the elevation of Chief Justice LHC Sheikh Azmat Saeed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. President’s spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the appointments were made on the advice of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as laid down in the Constitution. The prime minister had advised the president after the judicial commission’s nominations were subsequently endorsed by the parliamentary committee on judges’ appointment, he said. -Dawn