Justice Umar Ata Bandial 28th Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan
Dawood Ahmed :
ISLAMABAD: Justice Umar Ata Bandial was sworn in as the 28th Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday morning. The oath-taking ceremony took a place at the Aiwan e Sadr. President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath to the newly appointed top judge of the country during a function.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Supreme Court judges, senior lawyers, and various ministers were in attendance.
According to the scheme of seniority, Justice Qazi Faez Isa will replace Justice Bandial as the next CJP in Sept 2023 and serve until Oct 25, 2024. He, then, will be replaced by Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan for 282 days. Then, on Aug 4, 2025, the post will go to Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah.
Justice Shah is expected to remain in office till Nov 27, 2027, when he will be succeeded by Justice Munib Akhtar. Justice Yahya Afridi will be the country’s next top judge from Dec 14, 2028, until Jan 22, 2030.