Islamabad High Court located in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan was established under a presidential order on December 14, 2007. However its creation was delayed because of the stay order issued by the Lahore High Court after its establishment was challenged there. But Supreme Court of Pakistan later decided in favor of its establishment. Federal High Court is presumed to start functioning in February 2008. President Pervez Musharraf administered oath to the first chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam, on February 7, 2008.
On July 31, 2009 while hearing Constitution Petition No. 09 and 08 Of 2009, the supreme court of Pakistan struck down the order of establishment of the Islamabad High Court and reverted the judicial system of Pakistan to status of November 2, 2007. All the judges who were part of judiciary on November 2, 2007, were ordered to return to original courts. All judges who were not part of judiciary, were ordered to cease acting as judges. The employees etc. of the court were ordered back to their original positions or to federal surplus pool.
In 18th Constitutional amendment,Islamabad High Court is re-established.