ISLAMABAD – Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, former chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Wednesday took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court in Islamabad.
The ceremony was held in the building of the apex court where Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath.
Judges, senior lawyers, attorney general of Pakistan, advocate general and other officers attended the ceremony. The strength of total judges reached 17 after the appointment of Justice Sajjad.
With this elevation, Justice Shah will remain a Supreme Court judge until November 2027. Moreover, he could then also become the chief justice of Pakistan for three years in the future.
According to the seniority list, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will be the next CJP. After his retirement, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Qazi Faez Isa will work as the country’s top judge.
After Justice Isa’s retirement, Justice Shah will be appointed as the CJP.