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Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rahman sworn in as SC judge

26 February, 2013

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rahman, Chief Justice, Islamabad High Court was sworn in as Judge of the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry administered the oath of office to him in Supreme Court, in a simple but dignified ceremony.

Judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Judges of Islamabad High Court, Attorney General for Pakistan, Director General Federal Judicial Academy, Secretary Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan, Representatives of the Bar, Prominent Lawyers, Law Officers of the Court also attended the ceremony.

Dr. Faqir Hussain, Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan conducted the proceedings of oath taking ceremony. Officers and staff of the Supreme Court of Pakistan were also present at the occasion.

President Asif Ali Zardari had accorded approval to appointment of Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rahman as judge of SC on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

With the oath taking by him the number of judges at SC stands at 16. Iqbal Hamid ur Rahman was nominated as judge of apex court by the Judicial Commission and Parliamentary Committee following the retirement of Justice Mian Shakir Ullah Jan. On the other hand no new judge had been nominated after the retirement of Justice (Retd) Tariq Parvez.

Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rahman was appointed as chief justice of Islamabad High Court in January, 2011. He was appointed as additional judge in Lahore High Court in 2006. He had refused to take oath under presidential ordinance in 2007.

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