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Asif Saeed Khosa sworn in as 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was sworn in as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony held in presidential palace, Islamabad on Friday.
Chief Justice Khosa will serve as the supreme judge for approximately 337 days and is expected to retire on December 21, 2019.
After taking oath, Justice Khosa said, “I will do all kinds of people, according to the law, without fear or favor.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Staff of the Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Air Staff, Aasim Zaheer, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Senate Speaker Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Governor of the State of Sindh Imran Ismail, and members of the Federal Cabinet all attended ceremony.
A number of foreign dignitaries also took part in today’s ceremony. The President of the Supreme Court of India, Judge Ranjan Gogoi, President of the Supreme Court of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Narin Ferdi Sefik, Chief Justice of Borno Nigeria State, Kashim Zannah, former high Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Chairman of the Board of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Madan Bhimarao Lokur, Savita Lokur (wife) and Sandra E Oxner, former judge and founding president of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Canada were among those attended oath taking ceremony of Justice Khosa.
The newly appointed Chief Justice then went to the Supreme Court to assume his duties. Upon his arrival, he was presented as a guard of honor by a police contingent.
Judge Khosa has, in his almost two decades long career, decided nearly 55,000 cases. A special court chaired by him has ruled on over 10,000 criminal cases since 2014.
At the plenary hearing of outgoing Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday, Judge Khosa presented the agenda of his tenure: “Dealing with the causes that contribute to the delay in handling cases at all levels of the judicial hierarchy.”
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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