‘Ray Of Hope’: Progressive Quarters Celebrate As Babar Sattar Takes Oath As IHC Judge
Babar Sattar, who was until recently a lawyer and legal commentator, took oath today as one of the two newly appointed additional judges of Islamabad High Court (IHC). Known for his progressive views and uprightness, Sattar’s appointment is being seen as a positive development in grim times.
Through his columns and TV appearances, Babar Sattar has always taken the right positions by standing up for rule of law and the constitution — which made him one of the few sane voices on the mainstream media and the legal profession. Therefore, his appointment has given many the hope for a more progressive judiciary.
Taking to twitter many including activists and journalist congratulated Sattar on his appointment and expressed the hope that he will make a difference.
Picture of the YEAR… Alhamdulillah #Pakistan inducted one of the finest progressive and competent legal brain in judiciary.. Our lordship Justice Babar Sattar taking oath of judge of #Islamabad high court 😌 pic.twitter.com/gQvmtZYsEM
— Asad Ali Toor (@AsadAToor) December 30, 2020
iA 2021 will be better… pic.twitter.com/BPQsS66yU6
— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) December 30, 2020
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) December 28, 2020
What a fine addition to the bench , Babar Sattar’s inclusion to the bench will hopefully glitter the prestige of the bench. Good luck and God bless you to dispense justice fairly swiftly and timely as that’s the least people of Pakistan deserve 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Rv0hD7ICX8
— Shahzaib Khan (@ShahzaibAnchor) December 30, 2020
One should read Babar Sattar's columns in The News to realize what a gifted mind he is. This is a good day for all who believe in a more just and fair society. https://t.co/Wh1tE4cISR
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) December 30, 2020
Along with Justice Babar Sattar, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri has also been appointed as additional judge of the IHC.