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Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan takes Oath as SC Judge

Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan took the oath as a Supreme Court judge.

During a ceremony at the highest court in Islamabad, Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan took the oath of office as a Supreme Court justice. He was sworn in by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa.

Following the approval of Justice Afghan, who formerly held the position of Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court, to the nation’s highest court pursuant to Article 175(A) of the Constitution last week by former President Arif Alvi, this appointment takes place.

According to The News last week, with Alvi’s agreement, Justice Muhammad Hashim Khan Kakar is anticipated to concurrently take up the position of acting Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) in accordance with Article 196 of the Constitution.

Furthermore, with the assent of the former president, Justice Malik Shehzad Ahmed Khan took the oath of office as Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday.

The apex court now has 14 judges, with three additional open seats following Justice Afghan’s appointment.

As a member of the esteemed bench that also includes Justices Mansoor Ali Shah, Munib Akhtar, Yahya Afridi, Amin-ud-din, Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Ayesha A. Malik, Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi, Justice Shahid Waheed, Justice Mussarat Hilali, and Justice Irfan Khan, Justice Afghan joins the ranks.

Justice Afghan was born in 1963 into a family with a history of government service. He graduated from Degree College Quetta with a degree in Economics and Statistics and from University Law College Quetta with an LLB.

In 1989, he registered as an advocate with the Balochistan High Court, and in 2001, he became an advocate with the Supreme Court.

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