Islamabad: Justice Umar Ata Bandial has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial became the 28th Chief Justice of Pakistan

Ceremony in swearing was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. President Arif Alvi administered the oath of office to CJ Umar Ata Bandial as the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Were present

CJ Umar Ata Bandial will be the Chief Justice of Pakistan from February 2, 2022 to September 16, 2023. After assuming office, Justice Umar Bandial has 51,766 cases awaiting judgment on his desk. One lakh cases are pending.

New Chief Justice of Pakistan

Cj Umar Ata Bandial was born in Lahore on September 17, 1958. He received his early education from Kohat, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Lahore, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University.

He later graduated from Cambridge with a La Tripos degree, and Lincoln, a leading Londoner, served as a barrister.
He joined the Lahore High Court in 1983 as an Advocate and a few years later served as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

During his practice in Lahore, Justice Bandial usually handled issues of commercial banking tax and property. He also handled international trade disputes after Justice 1993 became Justice.

He has also appeared as an arbitrator in the Supreme Court and in several international courts in London and Paris.

Justice Umar Bandial was appointed as a judge of the Lahore High Court on December 4, 2004. He is one of the judges who refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) of November 2007. On November 3, 2007, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in the country.

As a result of the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of the court he was reinstated as a judge.

Justice Umar Bandial served as the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court for two years while in June 2014 he was appointed to the Supreme Court.

During his career in the High Court Justice Omar Ata Bandial delivered a number of important decisions on public and private law issues including civil and commercial disputes, constitutional rights and matters of public interest.

He also taught Contract Law and Tarts Law at Punjab University Law College Lahore till 1987 and served as a judge of Lahore High Court and was a member of its Graduate Studies Committee.