According to details, CJP Umar Ata Bandial administered oath to Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, a judge of Sindh High Court, LHC’s Justice Shahid, and Justice Athar Minallah, of IHC.
The ceremony was attended by senior judges of the SC, the additional attorney general, senior lawyers, and others. On 9th November 2022, President Arif Alvi approved the elevation of Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah, Justice Shahid Waheed, and Justice Syed Azhar Rizvi to the Supreme Court.
According to the details, President Arif Alvi has signed the cabinet’s summary recommending to elevate the three judges to the Supreme Court. The President also approved the appointment of Justice Amir Farooq as Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court. Justice Athar Minallah was elevated to the SC, along with Justice Syed Hassan Azhar Rizvi and Justice Shahid Waheed.
On 4th November 2022, the parliamentary committee for the appointment of judges, in their emergency session, approved the Judicial Commission of Pakistan’s recommendation to elevate IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah to the Supreme Court.