ISLAMABAD  - Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman will take oath as a Supreme Court judge today (Monday). The oath-taking ceremony will be held in the Supreme Court building. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary will administer the oath. SC judges and lawyers will attend the ceremony. After the induction of Justice Hameed-ur-Rehman the number of judges of the Supreme Court will reach 16.

It merits mentioning here that after the retirement of Justice (r) Mian Shakirullah Jan, the Judicial Commission and Parliamentary Committee for appointment of judges nominated Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman as the apex court judge, and subsequently President Asif Ali Zardari gave approval to it.