Zardari in no mood to extend Dogars tenure as Pak Chief Justice

February 8th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI  

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Lahore, Feb.8 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is in no mood to extend the tenure of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, The Daily Times reports.
According to Law Secretary Agha Rafeeq, President Asif Ali Zardari will announce the name of the next Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) soon.
Though Justice Sardar Raza Muhammad Khan is the senior-most judge after the incumbent chief justice, the decision about the next chief justice will be made by President Zardari, Rafeeq said.
Dogar was made Chief Justice in November 2007, after President General. Pervez Musharraf suspended 60 incumbent judges after announcing a state of emergency.
Meanwhile, ten judges of the Lahore High Court have been granted an extension of six months, a Pakistans Law and Justice Division statement said. (ANI)

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