Law ministry sends summary to PM for appointment of new CJP

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Law has sent to the Prime Minister’s secretariat the summary for appointment of the new chief justice of Pakistan, reported on Friday.

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The report said that Justice Gulzar Ahmed, senior judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan has been named the new chief justice.

He will replace the present chief justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who is retiring on December 20.

Justice Gulzar will resume the charge as the new chief justice on December 21, if his appointment is approved by the prime minister.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed: a profile

According to the official website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar remained Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan from 20th – 28th November, 2018 and 13th – 17th May, 2019.

Justice Gulzar sought his early education from Gulistan School, Karachi and obtained B.A. Degree from Government National College, Karachi and LL.B. Degree from S. M. Law College, Karachi.

He has served in the capacity of Legal Advisor of various multinational and local companies, banks and financial institutions.

He then enrolled as an Advocate on 18th January, 1986 and as an Advocate of the High Court on 4th April, 1988 and then as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 15th September, 2001.

He was elevated to the post of a judge of the Sindh High Court on 27th August, 2002 and later, as a judge of the Supreme Court on 16th November, 2011.

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