Justice Umar Ata Bandial appointed as the Chief Justice Supreme Court
Dawood Ahmed :
Senior judge supreme court of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial was appointed as the top judge of the country on Monday. According to a notification, President Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial as the Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Justice Bandial has been appointed as the CJ of the apex court with effect from February 2, 2022. He will take as the 28th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The change has taken place on a seniority basis in the apex court.
Justice Bandial will continue as the chief justice till his retirement on September 18, 2023, and will hold the position for some 19 months.
SC judges retire once they reach 65 years
Supreme Court judges, including the chief justice, retire once they are 65, while high court justices superannuate on reaching 62 years of age under the constitution.
CJP Gulzar Ahmed will retire after working in the top judicial position for more than two years. Justice Ahmed assumed office on December 21, 2019, replacing ex-CJP Justice Saqib Nisar.
Justice Bandial was elevated as the Judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on December 4, 2004. He had also declined to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) on November 3rd, 2007 enforced by the former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf.