Peshawar High Court judge takes oath

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Justice Mohammad Ayub Khan took oath as the new judge of Peshawar High Court on Tuesday.

PHC Chief Justice Yahya Afridi administered the oath to him at a ceremony.

With the appointment of Justice Ayub, the number of judges in the high court has risen to 15, reported Geo News.

Justice Ayub Khan took the oath in a ceremony attended by many lawyers and judges.

“I, Muhammad Ayub Khan, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan. That as a judge of Peshawar High Court for the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, I will discharge my duties and perform my functions honestly, to the best of my ability, and faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law. That I will abide by the code of the conduct issues by the Supreme Judicial Council,” he pledged during the ceremony.

“I will not allow my personal interests to influence my official conduct or my official decisions. I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. And that in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear of favour, affection or ill-will. May Allah Almighty help and guide me. Ameen.”

Before his elevation, Justice Ayub was serving as judge of accountability court in Peshawar.

He also served as district and sessions judge and remained posted in different stations. Justice Ayub also served as registrar of the PHC.