PM Imran Khan appoints Gulzar Ahmed, an ex-CJP, as caretaker premier.

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PM Imran Khan nominates Gulzar Ahmed

Former Pakistani Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed was nominated by Prime Minister Imran Khan for the position of caretaker Prime Minister on Monday, according to ex-information and law minister Fawad Chaudhry.

He claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Core Committee had proposed former Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed as caretaker Prime Minister, and that the PM had nominated him based on the core committee’s recommendation.

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The proposal comes after President Arif Alvi requested suggestions for the appointment of a caretaker prime minister in letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif.

If the two leaders are unable to agree on a name within three days, each will submit two names to the parliamentarian committee charged with appointing a caretaker prime minister.

The NA speaker will appoint an eight-member parliamentary committee made up of members of the National Assembly and Senate, with equal representation from the government and opposition.

Justice Ahmed was born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi, to the family of Noor Muhammad, a prominent lawyer. He was sworn in as Pakistan’s 27th chief justice on December 21, 2019. From February 2022 to February 2022, he was the Chief Justice of the United States.

According to the Supreme Court website, he attended the city’s Gulistan School for elementary education. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Government National College in Karachi, he went on to S.M. Law College in Karachi to pursue his law degree.

On January 18, 1986, he became an advocate, and on April 4, 1988, he joined the High Court. On September 15, 2001, he was admitted to the Supreme Court as an advocate. For the 1999-2000 year, Justice Ahmed was elected honorary secretary of the Sindh High Court Bar Association in Karachi.

Throughout his legal career, he focused primarily on civil-corporate law, serving as a legal advisor to a variety of multinational and local businesses, banks, and financial institutions.

On August 27, 2002, Ahmed was appointed as a judge of the Sindh High Court (SHC). On February 14, 2011, he was named Senior Puisne Judge of the SHC, and on November 16, the same year, he was elevated to the Supreme Court.

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