Islamabad (Staff Report): President Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail as the new chief justice of Balochistan High Court (BHC).
Justice Mandokhail, who is the senior puisne judge, will replace incumbent BHC Chief Justice Tahira Safdar — the first female chief justice of any high court in Pakistan — who was sworn in last year and will retire on October 4.
Justice Mandokhail was born in Quetta on November 12, 1961, and is the son of a businessman. He received his early education from Federal Government High School, Quetta Cantonment. He did his Masters in Political Science and Economics from the University of Balochistan.
He completed his law degree in 1987 from the University Law College Quetta and was enrolled as an advocate in 1988.
He was appointed as an advocate of the high court on May 31, 1990 and of the Supreme Court on May 12, 2001. He also became a lifetime member of the Supreme Court Bar Association