The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges (PCAJ) on Thursday accorded approval for Justice Athar Minallah as the new chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The approval came as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan chaired a meeting of the committee today. Pakistan Peoples Party's Farooq H Naek and Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's Rana Sanaullah and Javed Abbasi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Naumar Wazir and Balochistan Awami Party's Sarfaraz Bugti attended the meeting.
On November 1, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (SJC) headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had recommended Justice Minallah's appointment as the new chief justice of the IHC.
The incumbent chief justice of the IHC, Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi, is set to retire on November 27.