President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath of office to Justice Umar Ata Bandial as Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Wednesday. The oath-taking ceremony that occurred at the Presidency has also been attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Justice Bandial took oath as the nation’s 28th top judge after the retirement of CJP Gulzar Ahmed on 1 February.
Cabinet people, parliamentarians, senior army officials as well as a number that is huge of and retired judges of this Supreme Court had been present. The notice regarding the session of Umar Bandial ended up being read aloud at the event.
”In exercise for the capabilities conferred by Article 175(3) read with Article 177 associated with Constitution, the president for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is happy to appoint Mr. Umar Ata Bandial, many judges that is senior of Supreme Court, as primary justice of Pakistan with impact [from] Feb 2, 2022,” the notice stated.