Islamabad High Court

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Islamabad High Court
Established 2010
Country  Pakistan
Location Islamabad
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of Pakistan and Governor of Sindh.
Authorized by Constitution of Pakistan
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan
Judge term length Till 62 years of age
Number of positions 14
Website Islamabad High Court
Chief Justice
Currently Mr. Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi
Since 25-02-2013
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Islamabad High Court, located in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, was established under Islamabad High Court Act, 2010 after the 18th amendment in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973. Earlier, the Islamabad High Court was established by the President Pervez Musharraf by a Presidential Order of 14 August 2007, which was ceased to exist in pursuant to the Supreme Court Order dated 31 July 2009 passed in Constitution Petition No. 09 and 08 of 2009.[1] President Asif Ali Zardari administered oath to the first chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rahman, on 3 January 2011 at Governor House Karachi.[2]

In 18th Constitutional amendment, Islamabad High Court is re-established.

Justices of Islamabad High Court[edit]

Islamabad High Court was headed by a Chief Justice. The bench consist of Justices and additional judges. The retirement age of Chief Justice and Justices was 62 years. The Additional Judges were initially appointed for one year. After that their services could either be extended or they could be confirmed or they were retired.

Composition of Court[edit]

As on 14 October 2014, the composition of the High Court of Islamabad is as follow:-

Name Office Appointed Retirement Date Appointed By Appointed From Comments
Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi Chief Justice 25 February 2013 Asif Ali Zardari He was elevated as Additional Judge on 04.01.2011 and Confirmed as Justice of Islamabad High Court on 16.11.2011 and afterward elevated as Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court on 25 February 2013.[3]
Noor-ul-Haq N. Qureshi Justice 21 November 2011 Asif Ali Zardari Elevated as Additional Judge of Islamabad High Court on 21.11.2011 and afterward elevated as Judge of Islamabad High Court.[3]
Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui Justice 21 November 2011 Asif Ali Zardari Elevated as Additional Judge of Islamabad High Court on 21.11.2011 and afterward elevated as Judge of Islamabad High Court.[3]
Athar Minallah Additional Justice 2014 Mamnoon Hussain Elevated as Additional Judge of Islamabad High Court in 2014. [3]

List of Chief Justices of Court[edit]

See Complete list of Chief Justices of the Islamabad High Court

List of Justices of Court[edit]

Complete list of Justices of Islamabad High Court

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