Justice Asif Saeed Khosa to be sworn in as 26th chief justice of Pakistan

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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will be sworn in as the 26th chief justice of Pakistan on Friday, replacing Justice Mian Saqib Nisar whose tenure came to an end with his retirement yesterday.

Justice Khosa will take the oath at a ceremony to be held at President House, Islamabad later today. President Dr Arif Alvi will administer the oath to the new chief justice of the country.

He will serve as the chief justice for almost eleven months, and will retire on December 20 this year.

Profile

Born on December 21, 1954 in Dera Ghazi Khan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa matriculated from Multan in 1969 and completed his intermediate from Government College, Lahore in 1971.

He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Punjab, and his LLM degree from Queens College at Cambridge in 1978.

He enrolled as an advocate at the Lahore High Court in 1979, and then at the Supreme Court in 1985. On February 18, 2010, Justice Khosa was elevated to the position of a Supreme Court judge.

Justice Khosa has taught at a number of universities, including University Law College, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan; Punjab University Law College, Lahore; Pakistan College of Law, Lahore; Civil Services Academy, Lahore; National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), Lahore.

He has also served as a visiting lecturer at National Police Academy, Islamabad; Staff Training Institute of the Services and General Administration Department of the Government of the Punjab; Training Course for Civil Judges conducted by the Lahore High Court; and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Justice Khosa is in-charge of the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad since 2015, and is also a member of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan and the Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan since 2015.

He is married with two daughters and four grandchildren.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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