Monday, May 3

President of Pakistan appoints Muhammad Bashir as Judge for Accountability Court No,1 Islamabad

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Islamabad (Report ; Asghar Ali Mubarak) The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed Senior Judge Mr. Muhammad Bashir District and Sessions Judge as Accountability Court No. 1 Islamabad. Mr. Muhammad Bashir District and Sessions Judge have been appointed as a judge for three years in Accountability Court Islamabad. Judge Muhammad Bashir leaves the charge as judge on March 13 at the end of his term. Due to the high performance of Judge Muhammad Bashir, it was decided to appoint him for another three years.

Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir is known as a honest judge who decided to leave the post on completion of his job. It should be noted that Judge Muhammad Bashir, who convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in the Avonfield reference, had resigned on completion of his three-year tenure. Judge Muhammad Bashir acquitted former President Asif Ali Zardari in five NAB references. He also heard heard dozens of NAB references included cases against Ishaq Dar. He was appointed a judge of the Accountability Court for a period of three years in 2012. His tenure was extended twice in 2015 and 2018 for three years. He was given a two-year extension for the second time during the hearing of the Panama cases. The accountability court had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to ten years and one year under two different cases, Maryam Nawaz to seven years and one year and retired Captain Muhammad Safdar to one year sentence. Judge Muhammad Bashir had refused for hearing other references against Nawaz Sharif. Judge Muhammad Bashir had written a letter to the Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court requesting to shift the cases to other court in Al Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship reference. the lawyer’s community welcomed his appointment as judge of Accountability Court Islamabad ,advocate Tahira Bano Mubarak Member Executive Lahore High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi, Miss Uzma Mubarak Advocate, Azmat Ali Advocate-Asghar Ali Mubarak Advocate and other in a message welcomed. udge Muhammad Bashir is a native of Dera Ismail Khan. Born in 1958, Muhammad Bashir’s forefather migrated from India and settled in the Hindko-speaking area of southern Pakhtunkhwa.His mother tongue is Urdu. Muhammad Bashir received his early education in Dera Ismail Khan. He later studied at Gomal University and Peshawar. He obtained LLM degree in law from Punjab University in 1990. Judge Muhammad Bashir was appointed as a civil judge in the lower judiciary. He was later promoted to Additional Sessions Judge and District and Sessions Judge.
Upon reaching retirement age, he was given a three-year extension. Judge Muhammad Bashir has a reputation in the professional circles for his legal competence and honesty.

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