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Who will be new Chief Justice of Lahore High Court(LHC)?

The incumbent LHC chief justice, Justice Qasim Khan, will retire on July 5. Who will be new Chief Justice of Lahore High Court?

Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti is to become the chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC). Justice Bhatti is the senior-most judge in the LHC. According to the sources, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmad summoned a meeting of the Judicial Commission on June 10 in this regard.

The sources further said CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmad has nominated senior LHC judge Justice Ameer Bhatti as chief justice of the high court. The incumbent LHC chief justice, Justice Qasim Khan, will retire on July 5.

Before his elevation to LHC, Justice Ameer Bhatti had served as Member of American Bar Association (ABA) from 2000-2002, General Secretary High Court Bar Association, Multan for the year 1999-2000, Member of International Bar Association London from 1991 to 1994, participated in International Law Conference Hong Kong in the year 1991, disseminated legal education at Multan Law College, Multan from 1989 to 1991, Legal Advisor to various Government and non-Government Organizations including WAPDA, House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) & Multan Development Authority (MDA), his lordship successfully conducted innumerable cases pertaining to Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Tax, Election, Settlement, Service laws/matters.

Shahzad Akbar meets CJ-designate

Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar congratulated Lahore High Court Chief Justice-designate Muhammad Ameer Bhatti over being appointed for the post.

The adviser called on the judge on Thursday, reported local media. The meeting did not last for long, sources told GVS.

On his return after around a 20-minute meeting, Akbar told the reporters that he just came to congratulate senior puisne judge Justice Bhatti on his appointment as the next chief justice.

The adviser did not respond to queries of reporters. LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan is going to superannuate on July 5.

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President Arif Alvi has already issued a notification about the appointment of Justice Bhatti as the chief justice. He will take the oath of office on July 6.