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  • Details: The filing of petitions late in the evening on 09.04.2022 has been misreported and queries have been raised whether petitions can be presented after the notified Court timings. It is informed that vide circulars, dated 11.11.2019 and 10.02.2021, the manner of presentation of petitions after Court timing has been described. As a Constitutional Court, the Islamabad High Court has ensured that cases relating to extreme urgency are presented at any time after the notified timings. The Hon'ble Chief Justice, if satisfied that there exist extreme urgency, may order fixation of the case at any time. On 09.04.2022, the President, Supreme Court Bar Association had approached the Court and had inquired regarding filing of a petition under Article 187 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973. The above circulars were brought to his attention. In the meanwhile certain other petitions were presented and they were transmitted to the residence of the Hon'ble Chief Justice who was satisfied that neither the petitions warranted initiation of proceedings nor required passing of a judicial order. It is, therefore, clarified that in the light of the above mentioned circulars, a petition regarding extreme urgency can be presented at any time after the notified Court timings and it can also be fixed for hearing subject to the satisfaction of the Hon'ble Chief Justice that circumstances exist for doing so. The copies of the aforementioned circulars are attached herewith for information.


  • Details: PRESS RELEASE A section of press has published that the Director General, Health Services, MCI, Islamabad, has sealed the premises of Islamabad District Courts for a period of 10 days, after finding positive COVID-19 cases. It is clarified that the above referred news is incorrect. The Islamabad District Courts are open and working, and they have not been sealed or closed. However, those three (03) courts are sealed whose officers/officials have contracted COVID-19 Coronavirus. The SOPs for prevention from Corona Virus are being followed in the District Courts, Islamabad, as much as possible. Despite all the odds, the courts continue to perform their important duty of dispensation of justice to the public.


  • Details:

    Islamabad High Court has today issued the Contempt of Court Notices to the following 12 advocates, on account of their contemptuous acts during the incident that took place on 08.02.2021 in this Court:-

    1. Akhtar Hussain Advocate 2. Asad Ullah Khan Advocate 3. Khalid Mehmood Khan Advocate 4. Muhammad Asif Gujjar Advocate 5. Muhammad Rustam Malik Advocate 6. Muhammad Shoaib Choudhary Advocate 7. Muhammad Umer Advocate 8. Naveed Hayat Malik Advocate 9. Nusrat Parveen Advocate 10. Saif ul Islam Sindhu Advocate 11. Shela Shan Abbasi Advocate 12. Zafar Khokhar Advocate.

    These names are in addition to the following Advocates who had already been issued Contempt of Court Notices on 9th Feb, 2021. The total number of advocates who have been issued Contempt Notices so far is 29:-

    1. Ahsan Majeed Gujjar Advocate 2. Arbab Ayub Gujjar Advocate 3. Faiser Jadoon Advocate 4. Farzana Mughal Advocate 5. Hamad Dar Advocate 6. Naseer Kayani Advocate 7. Nazia Abbasi Advocate 8. Raja Zahid Advocate 9. Shaista Tabbasum Advocate 10. Yasmin Rashid Sindhu Advocate 11. Kulsoom Rafique Advocate 12. Kamran Yousafzai Advocate 13. Hafiz Malik Mazhar Javed Advocate 14. Khalid Mehmood Advocate 15. Raja Amjad Advocate 16. Raja Farrukh Advocate 17. Tasadduq Hanif Advocate.


  • Details: Press Release

    It has been wrongly reported in some sections of the press that the Islamabad High Court and District Courts have been closed indefinitely by the Court Administration.

    It is clarified that Islamabad Bar Council, Islamabad High Court Bar Association and District Bar Association Islamabad had announced a strike. Therefore in order to avoid inconvenience to the general public and lawyers, the cause lists were cancelled for one day. However the Islamabad High Court and District Courts are fully functional now and carrying out regular court work, to serve the public.

    The Honourable Chief Justice and all the Honourable Judges are performing their functions and are present in their respective chambers.


  • Details:

    With profound sadness it is informed that the first Chief Justice of this Court, namely Justice (R) Sardar Muhammad Aslam passed away today i.e. 20.07.2020. The Hon’ble Chief Justice, Hon’ble Judges and Staff of Islamabad High Court are deeply saddened by the news of this irreparable loss in legal fraternity. We express extreme grief over his untimely demise.We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family.

    2.    The late Justice (R) Sardar Muhammad Aslam was an eminent lawyer and a highly respected and renowned pillar of the legal community. His enviable human qualities will always be remembered. He had a distinguished career. He started practice as an Advocate in the year 1973. He was enrolled as an Advocate High Court in the year 1976, and then as an Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan in the year 1982. He had the distinction of being elected as President, Lahore High Court Rawalpindi Bench Bar Association, Rawalpindi. He had also distinguishly served as the Deputy Attorney General in the year 2001. He also remained as member of Punjab Bar Council.

    3.    Justice (R) Sardar Muhammad Aslam was elevated as Judge of Lahore High Court in 2003, and later served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He was elevated as the first Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court on 7th February, 2008.

    4.    May Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace.


    Public Relation Officer
    Islamabad High Court, Islamabad
    20.07.2020