JCP has reportedly scheduled a meeting to discuss

The JCP has reportedly scheduled a meeting to discuss promoting the PHC CJ to SC.

JCP meeting

According to sources, a JCP meeting called for the promotion of PHC CJ to SC.
Umar Ata Bandial, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, will preside over the upcoming meeting of the JCP, which will take place the following week.According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Umar Ata Bandial, has called for a meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) to take place on June 14 in order to discuss the possible promotion of the most senior judge on the Peshawar High Court to the Supreme Court.The CJP Bandial will preside over the JCP meeting that will take place shortly. According to the reports, the meeting will explore elevating Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Musarrat Hilali to the supreme court.

Supreme Court

At the moment, the Supreme Court is operating with a sanctioned strength of 17 justices, however it is currently operating with only 15 judges, including the Chief Justice.Earlier this month, SC Senior Puisne Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa wrote a letter to CJP Bandial urging him to urgently convene a meeting of the JCP to replace the vacancies of the judges in the top court. In addition to that, he proposed the top justices of both the Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as candidates for the positions.The JCP hasn’t gotten together since October of 2022, when they promoted three judges to the supreme court.

Judicial Council of Pakistan

The Judicial Council of Pakistan (JCP) is a constitutional authority that is responsible for making appointments to higher courts, including the Federal Shariat Court.The CJP, the next four most senior judges, a former chief justice or Supreme Court judge, the law minister, the Attorney General, and a senior Supreme Court advocate recommended by the Pakistan Bar Council make up the membership of the JCP.Justice Isa strongly recommended that the JCP meeting take into consideration the names of the two justices based on the seniority principle.


JCP has reportedly scheduled a meeting to discuss
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