ISLAMABAD – Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will take oath today (Saturday) as new chief justice of Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain approved the appointment of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as the new chief justice of Pakistan.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who is the senior-most judge of the apex court will replace Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who completed his term on Friday.
As the Supreme Court’s chief justice takes oath, his first challenge would be the composition of a larger bench to proceed further on the Panamagate case.
The SC in November took up petitions seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification in the wake of Panama Papers, which in April disclosed that the PM’s family members had stashed away money in offshore companies.