ISLAMABAD: Justice Gulzar Ahmed has taken the oath as New Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Saturday and will be serving as CJP till Febury 21,2022.
The ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath to Justice Ahmed, who has replaced Justice Asif Saeed Khosa as the New Chief Justice of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Chairman Senate Sadir Sanjrani, other ministers and officials were present at the ceremony.
Earlier this month, The Law ministry had issued the notification of Justice Gulzar Ahmed’s appointment as the New Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), The appointment was approved by President of Pakistan.
Justice Ahmed was born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi to the family of Noor Muhammad, a distinguished lawyer. His elementary schooling was from the metropolis’ Gulistan School, according to the Supreme Court website. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Government National College, Karachi following which he obtained his law degree from S.M. Law College, Karachi.
He enrolled as an advocate on January 18, 1986, and joined the High Court on April 4, 1988. Subsequently, he became an advocate of the Supreme Court on September 15, 2001. He was sworn in as a Sindh High Court judge on August 27, 2002.