Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, previously serving as the chief justice of the Balochistan High Court, was administered the oath on Monday as a judge of the Supreme Court.
The oath was administered by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed at a simple ceremony held in Islamabad. The Supreme Court registrar conducted the proceedings of the oath-taking ceremony.
On the occasion, the apex court judges, attorney general of Pakistan, senior lawyers, law officers and officers of the Law and Justice Commission were present.
The Judicial Commission of Pakistan in July approved the name of CJ Mandokhail for elevation to the Supreme Court.
A BHC judge is being elevated to the apex court after a passage of seven years. Justice Qazi Faez Isa was elevated to the Supreme Court in September 2014.
NEW CJ: The commission had also approved senior puisne judge Naeem Akhtar Afghan as the new Balochistan chief justice. He took oath a ceremony held at the Governor House in Quetta.
Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha administered the oath.