Summary sent to PM for appointment of Justice Gulzar as new CJP
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Ministry of Law has sent to the Prime Minister’s secretariat the summary for appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Friday.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed, senior judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan has been named the new chief justice. With CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa set to retire on December 20, the Ministry of Law has forwarded a summary to Prime Minister Imran Khan for the appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as next Chief Justice of Pakistan.
A notification regarding his appointment will be issued after approval of summary by President Dr Arif Alvi to appoint him as CJP.
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 LLB Degree from S. M. Law College, Karachi.
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.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed would take charge as the Chief Justice of Pakistan from December 22 and will hold the office for more than two years till February 2, 2022.
The oath-taking ceremony of Justice Gulzar would be held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.