LAHORE – Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, who was elevated to the Supreme Court on Saturday, has been replaced by Justice Yawar Ali as the chief justice of Lahore High Court (LHC).
A formal notification issued by the Law Ministery states that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will administer the oath of office to Justice Shah, who was appointed as the LHC chief justice in June 2015.
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.
Justice Yawar is a member of the special court that is hearing the treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. He may work as LHC CJ till October.
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.