Islamabad:  Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Jawwad S Khawaja retired from his post today after attaining superannuation.

Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will take oath as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan tomorrow.

President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Chief Justice Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja served in the exalted position for just 24 days Meanwhile, a full court reference in honor of the outgoing Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Jawwad S Khawaja was held at the Supreme Court in Islamabad today.

The reference was attended by the judges of the apex court.

In his remarks on the occasion, the outgoing Chief Justice called for urgent steps to ensure speedy and inexpensive justice to the people.  He urged all state institutions, judges and lawyers to fulfill their responsibilities in this regard.

Chief Justice designate Anwar Zaheer Jamali lauded the services of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja for rule of law in the country.

Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali hails from noble religious family of Hazrat Qutub Jamal-ud-Din Ahmed Hansvi, the disciple and Khalifa of Baba Farid-ud-Din Shakar Gunj.

His parents migrated in the year 1947 from Jaipur, India. Justice Jamali was born on 31st December 1951 in Hyderabad.

He completed the Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and the Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of Sindh in the years 1971 and 1973 respectively; enrolled at Sindh Bar Council as an Advocate of Lower Court in 1975, admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of High Court in 1977; admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of Supreme Court in 1987; practiced at Hyderabad (Sindh) mainly on civil and constitutional side.

Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was elevated as Judge of High Court of Sindh in May, 1998.

He was among the judges who refused to take fresh oath under the Provisional Constitution Order in 2007. He was reappointed as Judge and Chief Justice High Court of Sindh on 27th August 2008 and elevated as Judge of Supreme Court in August 2009.