Justice Gulzar Ahmed takes oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan today while President Arif Alvi administered the oath to the 27th CJP.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser attended oath taking ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. The members of the federal cabinet, parliamentarians, services chiefs, serving and retired judges of the Supreme Court and lawyers also attended.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed succeeded chief justice (retd) Asif Saeed Khosa who retired yesterday.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed takes oath
He will serve till February 21, 2022. On December 4, the law ministry notified the appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new CJP.
According to notification: “In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (3) of Article 175 A, read with Article 177 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to appoint Mr Justice Gulzar Ahmed, the most senior judge of the Supreme Court, as Chief Justice of Pakistan with effect from December 21, 2019.”
Profile of new CJP
Born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi, Justice Ahmed received his early education from Gulistan School, Karachi.
He obtained BA Degree from Government National College, Karachi. Then he graduated (LLB) from S M Law College, Karachi.
Later, he enrolled as an Advocate on 18th January, 1986 and as an advocate of the High Court on 4th April, 1988.
Furthermore, he became an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 15th September, 2001.
He was elected as honorary secretary of the Sindh High Court Bar Association, Karachi, for the year 1999-2000.
Throughout his legal practice, Justice Ahmed mainly practiced on the civil corporate side.
Moreover, he also remained legal adviser to various multinational and local companies, banks and financial institutions.