ISLAMABAD: The senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has taken oath as 24th Chief Justice here on Thursday.
Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali succeeds the outgoing CJP Justice Jawad S Khawaja and will hold the coveted slot for 15 months till 31st December 2016.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath in a ceremony held at President House.
Outgoing Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Jawad S Khawaja retired on Wednesday after serving at the exalted position for just 23 days.
Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali hails from noble religious family of Hazrat Qutub Jamal-ud-Din Ahmed Hansvi, the disciple and Khalifa of Baba Farid-ud-Din Shakar Gunj.
His parents migrated in the year 1947 from Jaipur, India. Justice Jamali was born on 31st December 1951 in Hyderabad.
He completed the Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and the Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of Sindh in the years 1971 and 1973 respectively; enrolled at Sindh Bar Council as an Advocate of Lower Court in 1975, admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of High Court in 1977; admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of Supreme Court in 1987; practiced at Hyderabad (Sindh) mainly on civil and constitutional side.
Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was elevated as Judge of High Court of Sindh in May, 1998.
He was among the judges who refused to take fresh oath under the Provisional Constitution Order in 2007. He was reappointed as Judge and Chief Justice High Court of Sindh on 27th August 2008 and elevated as Judge of Supreme Court in August 2009.