Justice Umar Ata Bandial takes oath as 28th CJ of Pakistan



2022-02-02 12:04:00

  • President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi administers oath to Justice Bandial in presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • CJ Bandial says in full court docket reference that judges right their very own errors.
  • Urges Bar to take discover of social media marketing campaign towards judges.

ISLAMABAD: One of the senior-most judges of Pakistan, Justice Umar Ata Bandial was sworn in as the 28th 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 handle to the complete court docket, mentioned that judges right their very own errors, which is why the minority become majority in Justice Faez Isa’s case.

“A social media campaign was launched against judicial orders,” he mentioned.

The highest choose mentioned that private assaults are being made towards judges on social media, urging the Bar to play its position towards criticism earlier than the apex court docket 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 through which the puisne choose turns into the chief justice.

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

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

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