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Article: 177 Appointment of Supreme Court Judges

177.  Appointment of Supreme Court Judges. 1[(1) The Chief Justice of Pakistan and each of the other Judges of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President in accordance with Article 175A.]

(2)  A person shall not be appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court unless he is a citizen of Pakistan and—

(a)  has for a period of, or for periods aggregating, not  less than five years been a Judge of a High Court  (Including a High Court  which existed in Pakistan at any time before the commencing day); or

(b)  has for a period of, or for  periods aggregating  not less than fifteen years been an advocate of a High Court (including a High Court which existed in Pakistan at any time before the commencing  day.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 68 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted clause (1) of Art. 177, in its present form (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).  The substituted clause (1) of Art. 177, as adopted in 1973, that read :

(1) The Chief Justice of Pakistan shall be appointed by the President, and each of the other Judges shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Chief Justice.


Comparative Table of Article 177 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
50
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
149
Constitution of India 1950:
127
Government of India Act 1935:
200(3)&(4)

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 177 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

P L D 1996 SC 324 AL-JEHAD TRUST FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
MALIK ASAD ALI AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
 P L D 1998 SC 388  Mohtarma BENAZIR BHUTTO AND ANOTHER  PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
BABAR AWAN AND ANOTHER
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, LAW
 1999 SCMR 640  JUSTICE SAJJAD ALI SHAH  MALIK ASAD ALI AND 5 OTHERS
Mr. JUSTICEGHULAM HYDER LAKHO,HIGH COURT OF SINDH, KARACHI
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN through Secretary Law, justice parliamentary
 P L D 2002 SC 939  SUPREME COURT BAR ASSOCIATION THROUGH PRESIDENT AND OTHERS  FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
NADEEM AHMED ADVOCATE AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
P L D 2008 SC 77  SHAHID ORAKZAI & ANOTHER FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
SINDH HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION THROUGH ITS SECRETARY AND ANOTHER
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

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