President Mamnoon Hussain approved the appointment of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as the new chief justice of Pakistan on Wednesday (today).
The incumbent CJP Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will retire on December 30. He will be replaced by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who is the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court.
The new chief justice will be sworn in on December 21.
Hon’ble Mr Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on 18.01.1954 at Lahore; passed his Matriculation from Cathedral High School, Lahore and Graduation from Government College, Lahore, Bachelor of Law was done from the University of Punjab in the year 1979-80; joined legal profession as an Advocate on 02.05.1980, was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1982 and as Advocate of the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1994, was elevated as the Judge of the High Court on 22.05.1998 and of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 18.02.2010. His lordship was the member of a delegation representing Pakistan in “International Youth Conference” held in Libya, Tripoli in 1973.
His lordship had been practising in Civil, Commercial, Tax and Constitutional Law; had appeared in a large number of important constitutional cases both in the High Court and the Supreme Court. His lordship was elected as Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1991; was appointed Federal Law Secretary on 29.03.1997 and it is for the first time in the history of the country that some one from the Bar had been appointed to such post.