ISLAMABAD: Justice Gulzar Ahmed will assume charge as Chief Justice of Pakistan on December 21 after the retirement of incumbent CJP Asif Saeed Khosa.The Ministry of Law and Justice issued a...
ISLAMABAD: Justice Gulzar Ahmed will assume charge as Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on December 21 after the retirement of incumbent CJP Asif Saeed Khosa.
The Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notification to this effect on Wednesday after the approval from President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. The notification stated Justice Gulzar Ahmed would take charge as the 27th CJP and would be retired on February 1, 2022. He was born in 1957 in Karachi and after getting law education started his practice at Sindh High Court (SHC) in 1986. He became the advocate Supreme Court in 1988 and later become the SHC judge in 1992. Justice Gulzar Ahmed has been serving as judge in the Supreme Court of Pakistan since November 16, 2011.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed has remained part of the benches which have announced various landmark and high profile judgments. He was also part of the bench which disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama case.
The law ministry had forwarded a summary to the Prime Minister’s Office last Friday for the appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new CJP. Prime Minister Imran Khan had sent the summary to President Dr Alvi along with his advice.—Agencies