ISLAMABAD - The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) Friday proposed eight names for the Lahore High Court and four for Peshawar High Court additional judges.

The Commission meeting, held in the chair of Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk in Supreme Court building here on Friday, was participated by four senior judges of the Supreme Court Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and a retired SC judge Justice (retd) Rehmat Hussain Jafferi, Chief Justices of Peshawar High Court and Lahore High Court, law minister, Attorney General of Pakistan and the representative of the Pakistan Bar Council Yaseen Azad.

The JCP considered 11 nominations for LHC additional judges and five names for PHC additional judges, but recommended eight names, out of 11, for the LHC, and four for the PHC, out of five names. The names were sent to the Commission by the chief justices of respective High Court.

The sources told The Nation that the Commission approved the names of Ali Akbar Quraishi, Qazi Muhammad Amin, Khalid Mahmood Malik, Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmad, Masood Abid Naqvi, Shahid Karim, Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal, Mirza Waqas Rauf. It, however, dropped the name of Muhammad Ibrahim Khan due to age, while deferred the appointments of Anwarul Haq Pannu and Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry.

The sources also informed that the commission also recommended Muhammad Younas Thahim, Qalandar Ali Khan, Muhammad Ghuzafar Khan and Haider Ali Khan for PHC judges and dropped the name of Abdul Halim due to age factor.

The names now would be forwarded to the Standing Committee of Parliament for approval.

In pursuance of the 8th Amendment Judicial Commission has been established to recommend the appointment of judges of the superior Courts.