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Justice Anwaar-ul-Haq sworn in as LHC chief justice

Justice Anwaar-ul-Haq took on Tuesday oath as the new chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
The oath was administered by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar during a ceremony. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, high court judges, provincial ministers, office bearers of the Pakistan Bar Council, Lahore High Court Bar Association and Lahore Bar Association, provincial and federal law officers reportedly attended the ceremony.
Newly appointed Justice Anwaar-ul-Haq will serve as LHC chief justice till December 31, 2018.
President Arif Alvi on Monday appointed Justice Muhammad Anwaarul Haq as the chief justice of the high court, effective Tuesday.
Haq, who has replaced Justice Yawar Ali, will take oath as 47th LHC chief justice at a ceremony to be held at Governor House tomorrow (Tuesday). Justice Anwaarul Haq will remain the LHC chief justice till December 31, 2018. His tenure will spread over a span of 67 days.
The present strength of judges at the LHC is 46 against the sanctioned strength of 60.
A notification issued on Monday stated that six other are appointed as additional judges to the court.
These include Justices Mujahid Mustaqim Ahmad, Asjad Javaid Ghural, Tariq Saleem Sheikh, Jawad Hassan, Muzammil Akhtar Shabir and Justice Ch Abdul Aziz.

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