Justice Aamer Farooq appointed as IHC chief 

Justice Aamer Farooq appointed as IHC chief 

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on Tuesday approved the nomination of Islamabad High Court’s senior puisne judge justice Aamer Farooq as the new chief justice of the IHC.

The meeting chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and attended by senior judges of the Supreme Court, Law Minister Ayaz Sadiq, Attorney-General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf, representatives of the Pakistan Bar Council, and other members, approved the appointment of IHC chief.

The development comes after the JCP had last month recommended the elevation of IHC CJ Minallah and two other judges, one each from the Lahore High Court and the Sindh High Court, to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Justice Aamer Farooq was born on 26th April 1969. He got his Senior Cambridge certificate in the year 1986 from St. Anthony’s High School Lahore and Higher Senior Cambridge certificate from Aitchison College in the year 1988.

He secured his LLB degree from London University, UK and qualified as Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London in the year 1993. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Lahore High Court in the year 1994 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the year 2007.

Justice Farooq established his law practice at Lahore with an Office at Islamabad as well, dealing mostly with banking, commercial, tax and civil matters. Since 2009 until his elevation, he was part of adjunct faculty at Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Justice Aamer Farooq took Oath as an Additional Judge of Islamabad High Court on 1st January 2015 and as confirmed Judge on 23rd December 2015.