Justice Ameer Bhatti recommended for LHC Chief Justice post

11:24 AM | 27 May, 2021
Justice Ameer Bhatti recommended for LHC Chief Justice post

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed Wednesday recommended Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti for the post of the Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice.

The name of Justice Ameer Bhatti has been recommended for the position as the incumbent LHC CJ Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan is set to retire by July 5.

Chief Justice of Pakistan summoned a Judicial Commission meeting on June 10 to ponder over the nomination of Justice Ameer.

Justice Ameer Bhatti became an additional LHC judge in the year 2011 and he will retire on March 7, 2024. He is currently a senior puisne judge, a judge of a superior court inferior in rank to the chief justice, in the LHC.

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