Islamabad High Court

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Islamabad High Court
Established2010
JurisdictionIslamabad Capital Territory
LocationBela Road, Sector G-10/1, Islamabad
Composition methodPresidential appointment on Judicial Commission recommendation
Authorized by18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan;
Articles 175 and 192–203 of the Constitution of Pakistan[1]
Appeals toSupreme Court of Pakistan;
Federal Shariat Court
Appeals fromDistrict Court (East);
District Court (West)
Judge term lengthUntil 62 years of age
Number of positions7
Websiteihc.gov.pk
Chief Justice
CurrentlyAthar Minallah
Since28-11-2018

The Islamabad High Court is the senior court of the Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, with appellate jurisdiction over the following District Courts:

  • Islamabad District Court (East)
  • Islamabad District Court (West)

History[edit]

The Court was originally established on 14 August 2007 by Presidential Order of Pervez Musharraf, the military ruler at the time. The Court ceased to exist on 31 July 2009 by a decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan following Constitution Petition No. 09 and 08 of 2009.[2]

The Court was re-established by the Islamabad High Court Act, 2010[3] following the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan. President Asif Ali Zardari administered the Oath to the first Chief Justice, Iqbal Hameed ur Rahman on 3 January 2011 at the Governor's House (Karachi).[4]

Justices[edit]

The Islamabad High Court is headed by a Chief Justice. The bench consists of six Justices and additional judges. The mandatory retirement age of the Chief Justice and Justices is 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. The current composition of the High Court is as follows:

No. Name Appointed Retirement Date Appointed From Comments
1 Athar Minallah 17 June 2014 12 December 2023 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Appointed as Additional Judge on 17 June 2014,[5] confirmed as Justice on 11 June 2016 and appointed as Chief Justice on 28 November 2018.
2 Aamer Farooq 31 December 2014 25 April 2031 Punjab Appointed as Additional Judge on 1 January 2015.[5]
3 Mohsin Akhtar Kayani 22 December 2015 10 February 2032 Islamabad
4 Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb 23 December 2015 13 September 2032 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Appointed as Additional Judge on 23 December 2015.
5 Lubna Saleem Pervez[6] 13 December 2019 12 December 2020 Sindh Sworn in as Additional Judge on 13 December 2019 for one year term.[7]
6 Fiaz Anjum Jadran[6] 13 December 2019 12 December 2020 Islamabad Sworn in as Additional Judge on 13 December 2019 for one year term.[7]
7 Ghulam Azam Qambrani[6] 13 December 2019 12 December 2020 Balochistan Sworn in as Additional Judge on 13 December 2019 for one year term.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan" (PDF). National Assembly of Pakistan. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Text of Supreme Court judgment". Pakistan Herald Publication (Pvt.) Ltd. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  3. ^ "The Gazette of Pakistan" (PDF). Senate of Pakistan. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  4. ^ "IHC Chief Justice to take oath today". AAJ News. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Supreme Court Decision Constitution Petition No. 09 and 08 of 2009" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  6. ^ a b c Asad, Malik (22 November 2019). "Judicial Commission of Pakistan approves woman among three judges for IHC". DAWN.COM.
  7. ^ a b c "IHC's first female judge Lubna Saleem Pervaiz sworn in". DAWN.COM. 13 December 2019.

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