Gilgit, February 4: Former judge of Lahore High Court Justice Rana Muhammad Arshad Khan has been appointed as Chief Judge of Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit Baltistan and notification of his appointment has been issued from Prime Minister Secretariat.
The new Chief Judge will take oath of his office 0n 8th February. Governor Gilgit-Balitstan Pir Karam Ali Shah will administer the oath.
The office of CJ was vacant from last month after the retirement of, Nawaz Abbasi, former chief of SAC.
It is pertinent to mention that Justice Jaffer Shah was also in the run of the Chief Judge and some days ago the news of his appointment as acting CJ had also appeared in several media reports.
Several political and social leaders in GB had been campaigning to appoint a local Chief Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court.