Gulzar Ahmed

Gulzar Ahmed (Urdu: گلزار احمد‎; born 2 February 1957) is a Pakistani jurist who is the 27th and current Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Gulzar Ahmed
گلزار احمد
27th Chief Justice of Pakistan
Assumed office
21 December 2019
Appointed byArif Alvi
Preceded byAsif Saeed Khosa
Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
In office
18 January 2019 – 20 December 2019
Preceded byAsif Saeed Khan Khosa
Succeeded byMushir Alam
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Assumed office
16 November 2011
Appointed byAsif Ali Zardari
Justice of the Sindh High Court
In office
27 August 2002 – 16 November 2011
Personal details
Born (1957-02-02) 2 February 1957 (age 63)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
NationalityPakistan Pakistani
FatherNoor Muhammad
Alma materGulistan School, Karachi (elementary)
Government National College, Karachi (B.A)
Sindh Muslim Law College

Early life and educationEdit

Ahmed's father, Noor Muhammad was a lawyer in Karachi. Ahmed completed his elementary education from Gulistan School located in Karachi. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Government National College, Karachi. He went on to obtain the law degree from Sindh Muslim Law College.[1]

Judicial careerEdit

Ahmed started his legal career as an advocate on 18 January 1986 and joined Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) on 4 April 1988. He joined Supreme Court Bar Association on 15 September 2001. He was elected honorary secretary of SHCBA for 1999-2000 year.[1] From there on, he became a justice of Sindh High Court and then was appointed as a justice in Supreme Court of Pakistan on 16 November 2011.[2] Ahmed was part of the five-judge bench which disqualified the-then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case, penning a dissenting opinion in the split verdict.[1]

On 4 December 2019, the law ministry notified the appointment of Ahmed as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) upon approval by President Arif Alvi.[3] On 21 December 2019, Ahmed took oath as the CJP following the retirement of Asif Saeed Khosa.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dawn.com (2019-12-21). "Profile: Justice Gulzar Ahmed — the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-12-21.
  2. ^ "Honourable Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed". www.supremecourt.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Law ministry notifies appointment of Justice Gulzar Ahmed as new CJP". Dawn. December 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Justice Gulzar to be sworn in as 27th chief justice of Pakistan on Dec 21 | The Express Tribune".