ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail as the new Balochistan High Court (BHC) chief justice, said a notification issued by the law ministry on Thursday.
Justice Mandokhail will replace incumbent chief justice Tahira Safdar as the BHC CJ on October 5.
Justice Safdar will remain the BHC CJ till October 4.
Justice Mandokhail, son of a businessman, was born in Quetta on November 12, 1961. He received his early education from Federal Government High School, Quetta Cantonment.
He did his Masters in Political Science and Economics from the University of Balochistan.
He completed his law degree in 1987 from the University Law College Quetta and was enrolled as an advocate in 1988.
Another notification issued by the Law Ministry on Thursday announced that the president had also approved the appointment of Justice Fida Muhammad Khan as the aalim judge of the Federal Shariat Court for one year from the date he swears his oath on.