Justice Ameer Bhatti ‘set’ to become new LHC CJ

By: News Desk      Published: 02:12 PM, 26 May, 2021
Justice Ameer Bhatti ‘set’ to become new LHC CJ
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It has been decided to appoint Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti as the chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday, quoting sources.

According to the sources, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmad has summoned a meeting of the Judicial Commission on June 10 in this regard.

The sources further said CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmad has nominated senior LHC judge Justice Ameer Bhatti as chief justice of the high court.

The incumbent LHC chief justice, Justice Qasim Khan, will retire on July 5.

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Before his elevation to LHC, Justice Ameer Bhatti had served as Member of American Bar Association (ABA) from 2000-2002, General Secretary High Court Bar Association, Multan for the year 1999-2000, Member of International Bar Association London from 1991 to 1994, participated in International Law Conference Hong Kong in the year 1991, disseminated legal education at Multan Law College, Multan from 1989 to 1991, Legal Advisor to various Government and non-Government Organizations including WAPDA, House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) & Multan Development Authority (MDA), his lordship successfully conducted innumerable cases pertaining to Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Tax, Election, Settlement, Service laws/matters.

Reporter Fahad Mughal