ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday confirmed nomination of Justice Nisar Muhammad Shaikh, Justice Nadeem Akhtar and Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui as permanent judges of the Sindh High Court, the decision was taken on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said.
The Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts considered the above nominations, received from Judicial Commission of Pakistan, on 7th and 11th February 2013, he said.
The spokesperson said that the Parliamentary Committee on Judges Appointment in Superior Courts unanimously confirmed the name of Mr. Justice Nisar Muhammad Shaikh, Additional Judge High Court of Sindh for appointment as permanent Judge of the said High Court.
However, the Committee could not take any decision regarding the remaining two nominees of Judicial Commission namely Mr. Justice Nadeem Akhtar and Mr. Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui.
Babar said that under clause 12 of Article 175A, the Committee on receipt of nomination from the Commission may confirm the nominee by majority of its total membership within fourteen days failing which the nominations shall be deemed to have been confirmed.
Accordingly the Committee forwarded the nominations to the Prime Minister who in turn advised the President to accord his approval. The President acting upon the advice of the Prime Minister has confirmed the nominees as permanent judges of the High Court of Sindh.