Justice Umar Ata Bandial sworn in as CJP


Justice Umar Ata Bandial, who is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, has taken the oath as new Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Wednesday (today).

According to media reports, the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath to the new chief justice of the Supreme Court at a ceremony in President House.

The Premier Imran Khan, federal ministers, services chiefs, judges and members from the legal fraternity attended the oath taking ceremony.

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It is pertinent to mention here that Justice Umar Ata Bandial has become the 28th Chief Justice of Pakistan. He replaced the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed who has been retired yesterday from his post. The change has taken place on the principle of seniority.

Earliar in his address to the full court, Justice Ata Bandial has said that judges correct their own errors, which is why the minority changed into majority in Justice Faez Isa’s case. He said that a social media campaign was launched against judicial orders.

The new CJP further stated that personal attacks are being made against judges on social media. He urged the Bar to play its role against criticism before the Supreme Court takes notice.