Justice Gulzar Ahmed has been appointed new Chief Justice of Pakistan with effect from December 21, 2019. He took oath as the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony at Aiwan-i-Sadr Justice. President Arif Alvi administered oath to Gulzar Ahmed. Gulzar Ahmed has taken oath of his office on December 21 a day after ex CJP Justice Khosa retirement on December 20, 2019. Justice Ahmed, who replaces Justice Asif Saeed Khosa as the chief justice, will serve till February 21, 2022, as the 27th chief justice.
Justice Ahmed was born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi to the family of Noor Muhammad, a distinguished lawyer. His elementary schooling was from the city’s Gulistan School, according to the Supreme Court website. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Government National College, Karachi after which he obtained his law degree from S.M. Law College, Karachi.He enrolled as an advocate on January 18, 1986, and joined the High Court on April 4, 1988. Subsequently, he became an advocate of the Supreme Court on September 15, 2001.Justice Ahmed was elected honorary secretary of the Sindh High Court Bar Association in Karachi for the year 1999-2000.Throughout his legal practice, he mostly remained on the civil-corporate side, serving as the legal advisor to numerous multinational and local companies, banks and financial institutions.