Imran Khan suggests former CJP Justice Gulzar as next Caretaker PM
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) core committee member Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has said Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed for the slot of next caretaker prime minister.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, Imran Khan has made this decision after consultation and approval of the PTI’s core committee in response to the letter of the President of Pakistan to suggest a name for the head of the interim government.
Former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in his latest tweet disclosed that Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed for the post of caretaker Prime Minister.
صدر مملکت کے خط کے جواب میں تحریک انصاف کور کمیٹی سے مشورے اور منظوری کے بعد وزیر اعظم عمران خان نے سابق چیف جسٹس پاکستان جسٹس گلزار احمد کا نام نگران وزیر اعظم کیلئے تجویز کیا ہے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 4, 2022
Profile of Justice Gulzar Ahmed
Gulzar Ahmed is a well-known jurist who has served as the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan from 21 December 2019 to 1 February 2022.
He is born on 2nd February 1957, in Karachi, Pakistan, in the family of a distinguished Lawyer of Karachi Noor Muhammed.
He did his early education at Gulistan School, Karachi and obtained BA Degree from Government National College, Karachi and LLB Degree from SM Law College, Karachi.
Enrolled as an Advocate on 18th January 1986 and as an Advocate of the High Court on 4th April 1988 and then as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 15th September 2001. Elected as Honorary Secretary of the Sindh High Court Bar Association, Karachi, for the years 1999-2000. Practised mainly on the Civil Corporate side and remained Legal Advisor of various Multinational and Local Companies, Banks and Financial Institutions.
Elevated as Judge of the High Court of Sindh on 27th August 2002. Remained Member Board of Governors, Institute of Business & Technology, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Iqra University, Ahmed EH Jaffer Foundation and Agha Khan University, Karachi. Remained Chairman, Enrolment Committee of Sindh Bar Council, Karachi. Also remained Chairman of the Development Committee & I.T. Committee of the High Court of Sindh, Karachi. Attended 2009 Study Tour for Pakistani Judicial Officials on “International Cooperation in Terrorist Cases” sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime in Vienna, Bonn and Berlin. Attended “18th Intensive Study Programme for Judicial Educators” conducted by Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Canada held on 5-24 June 2011 with sessions at Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto, Canada and conferred Fellowship by the Institute. Notified as Senior Puisne Judge of the High Court of Sindh on 14th February 2011.
Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 16th November 2011. Attended “International Judicial Conference” as Co-Chair for thematic group “Parental Child Abduction & Transnational Jurisdiction” held on 19-21 April 2013 at Islamabad. Attended Workshops of Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad. Participated in the “Competition Law Workshop for Asia-Pacific Judges” held on 15-17 October 2014 in Seoul, Korea. Gave an informal lecture on “Judiciary and Judicial System of Pakistan” at the Seattle University, School of Law, USA, on 27th October 2014, with a question and answer session. Attended “Workshop at Economics Institute for Competition Judges” held on 1-6 March 2015 at Singapore and “12th Meeting of the Chairmen of Supreme Court of SCO Member States” held on 25-27 October 2017 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Participated in the fund-raising event for “Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam” in December 2018 in Seattle, USA. Attended “X International Conference on Compulsory Execution” held in July-August, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. Notified as Chairman of the Disciplinary Tribunal, Pakistan Bar Council; Enrolment Committee, Pakistan Bar Council and Enrolment Committee of AORs. Notified as Member of Building Committee of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Senior Member of Committee for Law Clerkship Program so also as Judge Incharge Administration, Supreme Court Establishment.
Remained Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan from 20th – 28th November 2018 and 13th – 17th May 2019.