The Chief Justice of Islamabad heads the Islamabad High Court. The Islamabad High Court re-established after the 18th Amendment in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.
Appointment to the post
The Chief Justice was appointed by the President of Pakistan. The age of retirement of Chief Justice was set at 62.
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List of chief justices of Islamabad High Court
These are the names of the Chief Justices of the High Court of Islamabad.
|Temporal order||Name||Term of office||Appointed by||Reason for end of term||Comments|
|1.||Sardar Muhammad Aslam||7 February 2008 – 7 March 2009||Pervez Musharraf||Elevated to Supreme Court of Pakistan||Took PCO 2007 oath as sitting Justice of Lahore High Court on 4 November 2007|
|2.||M. Bilal Khan||8 March 2009 – 31 July 2009||Asif Ali Zardari||On 31 July 2009 Supreme Court declared establishment of Islamabad High Court as unconstitutional||Took PCO 2007 oath as sitting Justice of Lahore High Court on 3 November 2007. After dissolution of IHC, he was reverted as judge of Lahore high court and his case due to taking of PCO oath of 2007 was referred to Supreme Judicial Council|
|The Chief Justices after re-establishment of IHC under the Islamabad High Court Act, 2010.|
|1.||Hameedur Rahman||3 January 2011 – 22 February 2013||Asif Ali Zardari||Elevated to Supreme Court of Pakistan||Took oath as Additional Judge of Lahore High Court in 2006 and refuses to take oath under Presidential Order 2007 as judge of Lahore High Court. He was elevated as the first constitutional Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court on 03.01.2011 and afterward elevated as Judge of Hon'ble Supreme Court of Pakistan.|
|2.||Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi||25 February 2013 - 27 November 2018||Asif Ali Zardari||Retired||Took oath as Additional Judge of Islamabad High Court on 4 January 2011. He was elevated as the second constitutional Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court on 25.02.2013 and got retired on 27.11.2018.|
|3||Athar Minallah||28 November 2018 - to date||Mamnoon Hussain||Elevated as Additional Judge of Islamabad High Court in 17.06.2014, confirmed as Judge of Islamabad High Court 11.06.2016 and afterwards elevated as Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court on 28.11.2018.|