ISLAMABAD - An important meeting of the Judicial Commission will be held today (Saturday) to nominate two judges of the Supreme Court and 32 judges of the High Courts (HCs) including the chief justice of Islamabad High Court. According to sources, the meeting would discuss nominations for two judges of the apex court-replacements for Justice (Retd) Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Justice (Retd) Rahmat Hussain Jafferi and the fate of 32 additional judges of the four high courts, who have completed their tenure but continue to function because of the stay granted by the Supreme Court during the pendency of petitions challenging the 18th Amendment. A 17-member larger bench in August had allowed the ad hoc judges to continue their function in their respective courts as the Government did not take any action to resolve the issue. In Balochistan High Court, the term of four judges including Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, Justice Tahira Safdar, Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai and Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mengal has expired on Sept 6. Similarly, the tenure of seven judges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa High Court including Justice Abdul Aziz Kundi, Justice Fasih-ul-Mulk, Justice Liaquat Ali Shah, Justice Mazhar Alam Minakhel, Justice Attaullah Khan, Justice Mohammad Safdar Khan and Justice Miftahuddin Khan ended with effect from September 7. While the term of nine Sindh High Courts judges including Justice Bhajandas Dejwani, Justice Shahid Ali Bajwa, Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai, Justice Miss Rukhsana Ahmed, Justice Tufail H Ebrahim, Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh, Justice Irfan Sadat Khan, Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Munib Akhtar expired on September 25. In addition to this, the tenure of 12 judges of Lahore High Court including Justice Asad Munir, Justice Saghir Ahmed Qadri, Justice Mansoor Akbar Kokab, Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh, Justice Hafiz Abdul Rehman Ansari, Justice S H. Nizam-ul-Hassan, Justice Tariq Javed, Justice K H Imtiaz Ahmed, Justice Manzoor Malik, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Ejaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Syed Manzoor Ali Shah ended on September 15. The sources informed that the meeting would also discuss appointment of the chief justice for the Islamabad High Court (IHC), which is likely to start functioning from December 13.