ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law has sent to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat the summary for appointment of the new chief justice of Pakistan, reported the Geo news channel on Friday.
The report said that Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, has been named the new chief justice. He will replace the present Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who is retiring on December 20.
Justice Gulzar will resume the charge as the new chief justice on December 21, if his appointment is approved by the prime minister.
According to the official website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar remained the 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 a B.A. degree from the Government National College, Karachi, and LL.B. degree from the S. M. Law College, Karachi.
He has served in the capacity of the legal advisers of various multinational and local companies, banks and financial institutions.
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.