Justice Asif Saeed Khosa assumes office as CJP in absence of Justice Saqib Nisar

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Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Monday took oath as the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan, Radio Pak reported.

According to the state-run news website, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan administered the oath from Mr Asif Khosa in a simple ceremony, attended by the attorney general, the advocate general Islamabad, judges of the apex court, senior lawyers and law officers in Islamabad.

Mr Asif Saeed Khosa will act as CJP during the period that incumbent CJP  Mian Saqib Nisar travels abroad, Radio Pak said.

Mr Khosa,now a days in news who headed the five member bench which was split 2:3 in its verdict, believed that the prime minister should be disqualified and authored the dissenting note in the verdict.

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