Court: SC’s strength reduces to 15 as Justice Tariq Parvez retires

ISLAMABAD: With the retirement of Justice Tariq Parvez, who retired on February 14 after attaining the age of superannuation 65-years, the strength of Supreme Court judges has reduce to 15 against the sanctioned strength of 17 judges.

The sanctioned strength of Supreme Court judges is 17 including the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Now after the retirement of Justice Tariq Parvez, 15 judges including the Chief Justice are performing their functions. According to profile of Justice Tariq Parvez available at Supreme Court’s official website, Justice Tariq Parvez was born on February 15, 1948 in Peshawar.

He was enrolled as Advocate at the District Courts of Peshawar in 1972 and licensed to practice at the High Court in 1975. After completing 11 years of practice, he was enrolled as Advocate of Supreme Court in 1983.

He was appointed as judge of the Peshawar High Court in February, 1997. He was elevated as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court in April, 2005. He had refused to take oath on November 3, 2007, under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) promulgated by then President Gen Pervez Musharraf.

However, he was re-appointed as Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court on September 5, 2008 with seniority amongst the Chief Justices of the four provinces. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on October 20, 2009.

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