Islamabad, January 31: According to different sources, Syed Jafar Shah is all set to take oath as interim Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit – Baltistan, on February 03.
He will be the first local Chief Justice of the highest judicial body of GB. The Supreme Appellate Court was established as part of the 2009 Presidential Governance and empowerment order, which also led to the establishment of Gilgit – Baltistan Legislative Assembly.
The position of Chief Judge had fallen vacant after the retirement of Justice Nawaz Abbasi.
Before joining the judiciary, Syed Jafar Shah was a prominent lawyer and a leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
His political career was mixed because he could not get votes from supporters in the capital city of Gilgit – Baltistan.