Umar Ata Bandial born 17 September 1958 is a Pakistani jurist who has been a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 17 June 2014. President Dr. Arif Alvi approved the appointment of Justice Umar Ata Bandial as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan on 13 January 2022. Justice Bandial will become chief justice for one year, six months and 25 days on 2 February 2022 until 16 September 2023. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Columbia University in 1979 and received his law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1981. Justice Umar Ata Bandial had been elevated as an LHC judge on December 4, 2004.