Mamoon Rashid Sheikh took oath as the 51st Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar administered the oath to the chief justice-designate at a ceremony at the Governor House.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, high court judges, government officials and representatives of lawyers’ bodies present on the occasion.
Moreover, He will work for just two months and 18 days in the office of the chief justice.
Justice Qasim Khan will be the top judge of the LHC after the retirement of Justice Mamnoon Sheikh on March 18, 2020.
However, He will serve for one year and four months in the office.
Mamoon Rashid Sheikh born 19 March 1958) is a Pakistani jurist who has been Justice of Lahore High Court since 19 February 2010.
Earlier, CJ (LHC) addressed in a ceremony at high court in his honor on retirement.
Judges, representatives of the lawyers bodies attended the ceremony.
While addressing he said “I am honoured to head the Lahore High Court, which is providing best justice to the people.”
“After taking oath I had taken steps for prompt decisions on the cases pending in the high court,” Justice Shamim said.
Furthermore he said “Providing best infrastructure to the judiciary my next priority.”
Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan retiring today after reaching the age of superannuation.
Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan (born 1 January 1958) is a Pakistani jurist who is 48th and current Chief Justice of Lahore High Court.
Moreover, He assumed office on 1 January 2019.
Muhammad Anwaarul Haq preceded the outgoing Sardar Muhammad Shamim.
However, Mamnoon Sheikh will succeed Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan.