Islamabad (Staff Report): Justice Athar Minallah took oath as the new Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday.
President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to Justice Ather Minallah at a ceremony at the President House.
Justice Minallah succeeded Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi, who retired on November 27 after serving as the IHC chief justice for seven years, 10 months and 23 days.
On November 1, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (SJC) headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had recommended Justice Minallah's appointment as the new chief justice of the IHC, which was approved by President Arif Alvi on November 14.
Justice Athar Minallah will be the third chief justice of the IHC since it was established in January 2011.