ISLAMABAD: Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will take oath as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan today, ARY News reported on Thursday.
President Mamnoon Hussain will administer oath to the new Chief Justice of Pakistan.
Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani is said to be a mild mannered man and is expected to maintain the court’s focus on rights but steer clear of intervening in executive policies.
Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, dring the full court reference held in Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s honour, raised question mark over the policy of suo motu notices and highlighted the need to determine the limits and contours of the judiciary’s jurisdiction with regard to the matter.
The change in the Supreme Court is the last handover in a year of orderly transitions for Pakistan. General election in May this year marked the first time one democratic government handed power to another. The army chief steps down this month.
A lover of poetry, antiques and films, Jillani is related to the new ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani who Chaudhry forced to step down last year.
Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani recently resigned from his position as Acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to assume the top judicial post of the country.