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Byline: RECORDER REPORT
The ongoing row between Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over the procedure of appointment of judges of Lahore High Court (LHC) has further deepened as both are stuck to their guns. It is to be mentioned here that some 80 percent posts of LHC judges have fallen vacant after the disqualification of PCO judges as per the Supreme Court judgement of July 31, 2009.
Taseer says it is his sole discretion to recommend the names for appointment as a Judge of High Court, whereas Chief Minister Sharif says that under Article 105 of the Constitution, Governor is bound to act on the advice of the Chief Minister and the constitution does not allow him to act in his "discretion".
Sharif issued a lengthy …