President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain announced the appointment of Justice Saqib Nisar as chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) starting Dec 31.
Current Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali will retire be retiring in December.
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on January 18, 1954 in Lahore and obtained an undergraduate degree in law from Punjab University Lahore.
He practiced in civil, commercial, tax and constitutional law and currently serving as a Judge in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Justice Jamali served as CJP for 15 months since his appointment in September 2015.