KARACHI - Ten additional judges of High Court of Sindh (SHC) took oath here on Friday, raising the judges total strenth to 25 including seven PCO judges who opted not to resign. Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany administered oath to new judges. The judges who took oath at a simple ceremony include Justice Shahid Anwer Bajwa, Justice Rukhsana Ahmed Malik, Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai, Justice Ahmed Ali Shaiukh, Justice Ali Bin Ada,m Jafferi, Justice Bhajandas Tejwani, Justice Irfan Saddat Khan, Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Tufail H Ebrahim. All the judges of SHC available at the principal seat attended the oath taking. A larger number of lawyers were also present. It is worth mentioning here that SHC had already approved the raising of judges strength to 40 in the last regime. After the Supreme Courts July 20 verdict, eight judges are working at the SHC while seven PCO judges stand defunct. Following the oath taking of 10 additional judges judges, the strength of non-PCO judges has increased to 18. On the other hand, the representatives of the Sindh High Court Bar Association boycotted the oath taking ceremony in protest against non-consideration of those judges, who had refused to take oath under PCO. They included Justice Rashid Ahmad Kalhor, Justice Zafar Ahmad Khan Sherwani, Justice Arshad Siraj Memon and Justice Salman Ansari. Sindh Bar Council Vice-Chairman Mehmood-ul-Hasan said the list sent for the appointment of judges was not discussed with the bar councils. However, he said the purpose of lawyers movement was to provide justice to the masses and it seems now that the purpose had not been achieved as yet.