Bandial sworn in as SC judge

ISLAMABAD: Justice Umer Ata Bandial on Tuesday took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court.
The oath was administered by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tasudaq Hussain Jillani. The oath-taking ceremony was held in the Supreme Court building and was attended by the Supreme Court judges, judges of the Islamabad High Court, members of the Pakistan Bar Council and other officials of the Law Ministry besides officials from the Federal Judicial Academy. Justice Umer Bandial was appointed as a judge of top court after the retirement of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain. After his appointment as apex court judge, the total strength of the court reached seventeen, which is the maximum according to the constitution of Pakistan. Earlier, Justice Ata Bandial had served as chief justice of the Lahore High Court.

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