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Article 193: Appointment of High Court Judges

1. The Chief Justice and each of other Judges of a High Court shall be appointed by the President in
accordance with Article 175A.

2. A person shall not be appointed a Judge of a High Court unless he is a citizen of Pakistan, is not less than forty-five years of age, and-

a. he has for a period of, or for periods aggregating, not less than ten years been an advocate of a High Court (including a High Court which existed in Pakistan at any time before the commencing day); or

b. he is, and has for a period of not less than ten years been, a member of a civil service prescribed by law for the purposes of this paragraph, and has, for a period of not less than three years, served as or exercised the functions of a District Judge in Pakistan; or

c. he has, for a period of not less than ten years, held a judicial office in Pakistan.

Explanation.- In computing the period during which a person has been an advocate of a High Court or held judicial office, there shall be included any period during which he has held judicial office after he became an advocate or, as the case may be, the period during which he has been an advocate after having held judicial office.

3. In this Article, "District Judge" means Judge of a principal civil court of original jurisdiction.


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