CJP sees responsibility of people to ensure constitution is protected. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed said the people of Pakistan have the responsibility to ensure that the country’s constitution is protected.
He said this while addressing District Bar Association Hyderabad.
CJP sees responsibility of people
He suggested that people ensure protetion of constitution by all means and all things done according to the mandate.
However, the CJP also said that the country’s constitution and other laws ensure delivery of equal rights.
He said equal rights and opportunities to all citizens also cover health, education, prosperity and well-being.
Furthermore, he said that the country had a great potential not only in its manpower but also in the natural resources.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed
Justice Gulzar Ahmed took oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan on Dec.21, 2019.
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.