ISLAMABAD -- Justice Gulzar Ahmed took oath as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan at an impressive ceremony held here at Aiwan-e-Sadar on Saturday. He is the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan along with his cabinet members, First Lady Samina Alvi, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, governors of Sindh and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, services chiefs, chief justices of provincial high courts, federal ombudspersons, former chief justices and senior members of the legal fraternity were present on the occasion.
Family members of the new Chief Justice including mother Sartaj Begum and spouse Begum Fauzia Gulzar also attended the ceremony.
After recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath which followed clapping in the hall. Both the Prime Minister and President shook hands with the new Chief Justice and felicitated him.Justice Gulzar Ahmed has replaced Justice Asif Saeed Khosa who had served as Pakistan's top judge for around 11 months and relinquished the office on Friday.
Justice Gulzar would hold the office till February 2022 and would be replaced by Justice Mushir Alam.
According to his personal profile, Gulzar Ahmed was born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi. His father, Noor Muhammad, was a renowned lawyer in Karachi.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed completed his elementary schooling from the city's Gulistan School. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Government National College, Karachi...