SHC CJ refuses to take oath as SC ad-hoc judge
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Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ahmad Ali Sheikh Monday refused to take oath as Supreme Court ad-hoc judge, reported 24News HD TV channel.
Justice Sheikh had sent letters to President Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Gulzar Ahmad to inform about his decision not to attend the oath-taking ceremony tomorrow (Tuesday).
In his letter, the CJ of SHC said the registrar informed him about the notification of the oath-taking ceremony on Monday afternoon.
He said he had already refused his appointment as an ad-hoc judge and sent three letters to the Judicial Commission. "But notification of his appointment was issued that was illegal, he said.
The CJ of SHC also said that he would not attend tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony. He said that it was illegal for the government to issue notification for ad hoc appointment without his consent.
Justice Sheikh said he had already written to the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) apologizing for the ad hoc appointment.
Reporters: Amanat Gashkori, Bilal Ahmed