#23NewsBulletin – The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Justice Umar Ata Bandial as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP).
President Dr. Arif Alvi under the Constitution’s Article 175A approved the appointment of Justice Umar Ata Bandial as the new CJP.
Justice Bandial will take charge of his office on February 2 following the retirement of CJP Gulzar Ahmed on February 1.
Justice Bandial is the senior-most Supreme Court (SC) judge.
He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 1983 and some years later, appointed as an advocate of the Supreme Court (SC).
In November 2007, he received to take an oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) but he was restored as the LHC judge as a result of the lawyers and civil society movement for the revival of the country’s Judiciary and Constitutional rule.
Later, he served as the chief justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) for two years, before being appointed as SC judge in June 2014.
During his career as an LHC judge, Justice Bandial rendered decisions on a number of important public law and private law issues. These include rulings on civil and commercial disputes, constitutional rights, and public interest matters.