Former district and sessions judge Sikandar Lashari has challenged his death sentence in the Sindh High Court.
Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto recused himself from hearing the appeal, so the case has been sent to SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh.
Lashari was sentenced to death on September 29 for murdering the son of the Jacobabad district and sessions judge.
He and another man were charged with murdering Aqib Shahani on February 19, 2014 over a personal dispute.
Lashari served as the Tharparkar district and sessions judge.