On Monday, newly appointed Chief justice Mohammad Fazlul Karim took oath of office. President Zillur Rahman administered the oath at the Bangabhaban at 11:15am.
On the 4th of February, Mohammad Fazlul Karim, the most senior judge of the Supreme Court Appellate Division, was given appointment to be the country's 18th Chief Justice. He replaced Md Tafazzul Islam who took oath of office as the 17th Chief Justice on the 23rd of December.
From 1982 to 1984, Justice Karim served as General Secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association and was elected member of Bangladesh Bar Council in 1992. He took oath as a temporary judge of the High Court on the 1st of November, 1992 and joined the Appellate Division on the 15th of May, 2001.