Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as Pakistan’s 26th chief justice

He was sworn in at President House in Islamabad

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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa took oath Friday morning as the country’s 26th chief justice.

His oath-taking ceremony began Friday morning at President House in Islamabad and was administered by President Arif Alvi.

Justice Khosa will hold the position for 11 months, as his tenure comes to an end on December 20, 2019.

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The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the heads of all three branches of the armed forces, sitting and former judges of the Supreme Court as well as guests from other countries. Governors and other senior officials also attended the oath-taking ceremony.

The president of the Turkish Cyprus Supreme Court, Justice Narin Ferdi Sefik, former senior puisne judge of the Indian Supreme Court Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokura, Chief Judge of the Borno State of Nigeria Kashim Zannah, the founding president of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Sandra E Oxner, attended the ceremony.

President Alvi approved the notification appointing Justice Khosa on January 2.