Bulletins ARYNews 1200 18th January 2019
ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, will take oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony at President House in Islamabad today.
President Dr Arif Alvi will administer oath to the new chief justice of the country at 10am today.
Justice Khosa will be replacing outgoing Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar who retired on Jan 17.
He will serve as the top judge of Pakistan for almost eleven years and will retire on December 20, 2019.
The ceremony will be attended by sitting and former judges of the Supreme Court as well as foreign dignitaries.
The guests from foreign countries include President Supreme Court of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Narin Ferdi Sefik, Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi, former senior puisne judge Supreme Court of India and President Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur, Chief Judge State of Borno Nigeria Kashim Zannah and Sandra E Oxner, former judge and founding president Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Canada.