Supreme Court (SC) Justice Umar Ata Bandial will reportedly take oath as Pakistan’s 28th Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on February 2, reports Geo news.

Justice Bandial will replace the current CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed. Justice Ahmed will retire after working in the top judicial position for more than two years. He assumed office on December 21, 2019, replacing ex-CJP Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

The Law and Justice Secretary have sent the summary to President Arif Alvi to appoint Justice Bandial as the next CJP. After the president’s nod, the ministry will issue a notification.

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The to-be-appointed CJ will remain in position till September 18, 2023.

After Justice Bandial, Justice Qazi Faez Isa will become the chief justice to serve the office for over one year till October 25, 2024.