Justice Munib Akhtar to take oath as acting CJP today

May 18, 2024
Justice Munib Akhtar. — SC website/File

ISLAMABAD: Justice Munib Akhtar “the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court” will take oath as acting CJP today (Saturday).


Justice Munib Akhtar will discharge his duties as the acting CJP in the absence of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Qazi Faez Isa and the senior Judge Justice Mansoor Ali Shah. The oath-taking ceremony will take place today ( Saturday) at the SC Judges Block at 10:30 am. Justice Yahya Afridi will administer the oath to his fellow judge. SC judges and senior lawyers will grace the ceremony.

Justice Akhtar was born in 1963 and completed his early education at Aitchison College. He graduated with a B A from Government College University, Lahore in 1983 and from Princeton University in 1986 after completing a 150-page thesis titled Pakistan and South Korea 1947-1970 A Comparative Analysis of Economic Development. He earned his LLB from Punjab University Law College in 1989.

Justice Munib Akhtar's legal career began with his enrollment as an advocate in subordinate courts in 1990. He was enrolled on the Sindh High Court in 1992 and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2009.