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Justice Umar Ata Bandial takes oath as twenty eighth Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Umar Ata Bandial
One of many senior-most judges of Pakistan, Justice Umar Ata Bandial was sworn in because the twenty eighth Chief Justice of Pakistan in an oath-taking ceremony on the Presidential Palace, Islamabad on Wednesday.

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to Justice Bandial within the presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Senior military officers, judges, legal professionals and federal ministers additionally attended the ceremony.

Earlier, Justice Bandial in his tackle to the total courtroom, stated that judges appropriate their very own errors, which is why the minority turned into majority in Justice Faez Isa’s case.

“A social media marketing campaign was launched in opposition to judicial orders,” he stated.

The highest choose stated that private assaults are being made in opposition to judges on social media, urging the Bar to play its function in opposition to criticism earlier than the apex courtroom takes discover.

Justice Bandial has changed Justice Gulzar Ahmed, who has served as the highest choose of Pakistan from December 2019 until February 1, 2022.

The change has taken place on the precept of seniority wherein the puisne choose turns into the chief justice.

‘Burden of pending circumstances must be lightened’: CJP

Later, at his first look in a courtroom because the CJP, Justice Bandial interacted with legal professionals.

“We have to lighten the burden of pending circumstances. Legal professionals ought to come ready and keep away from looking for extensions,” he stated.

The legal professionals welcomed and congratulated the newly appointed high choose.

At this, Justice Bandial thanked them and stated it was a pleasure for him to be with them.

On the event, senior lawyer Naeem Bukhari stated that he would await Justice Bandial’s retirement in order that he can meet him once more. This was responded to in a nice approach by the CJP.

Justice Bandial will proceed because the chief justice until his retirement on September 18, 2023, and can maintain the place for some 19 months.

The highest courtroom judges, together with the chief justice, retire as soon as they’re 65, whereas excessive courtroom justices superannuate on reaching 62 years of age beneath the structure.