Justice Gulzar Ahmed takes oath as 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Saturday (today) sworn in as Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) at a ceremony at the President’s House in Islamabad.

Justice Gulzar was administered oath by President Arif Alvi. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, services chiefs, members of the federal cabinet, parliamentarians and serving and retired judges of the Supreme Court and lawyers.

Justice Gulzar will serve as Chief Justice of Pakistan till Feb 21, 2022.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed was born on February 2, 1957, at Karachi. He got his early education from the Gulistan School, Karachi and obtained B.A. Degree from Government National College, Karachi and LL.B. Degree from S.M. Law College, Karachi.

He was elected as Honorary Secretary of the Sindh High Court Bar Association for the year 1999-2000. 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 remained acting Chief Justice of Pakistan from 20th – 28th November 2018 and 13th – 17th May 2019. The former CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who got retired on Friday, over the course of his nearly two-decade long career has decided about 55,000 cases. He was among the two judges to issue the verdict disqualifying former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

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