LAHORE - A constitutional petition has been moved in the Supreme Court to question Judicial Commission Rules 2010 published on November 7 last authorising the chief justice of Pakistan to appoint judges to the superior judiciary. The petitioner, Pakistan Jurists Forum, through senior advocate A K Dogar has assailed the said rules, framed after the interim order of the SC on the Judicial Commission as envisaged in the 18th Constitutional amendment, while terming the same as violating the policy of merit and providing arbitrary nominations by chief justice to the posts of a judge of high court, federal high court and the Supreme Court. The petitioner contended that rule 3 of the judicial commission of Pakistan rules 2010 that allows 'nominations from amongst lawyers by the chief justice for appointment as judge of high court is violative of article 2-A, 4, 18, and 25 of the constitution. The petitioner submitted that owing to faulty method of nominations by chief justice thousands of hard working intelligent lawyers of the strong moral character may never get a chance of serving the judiciary.