Asif Saeed Khosa, LLM, Appointed New Chief of Justice in Pakistan

Asif Saeed Khosa, LLM, Appointed New Chief of Justice in Pakistan

Starting January 2019, the new Chief Justice of Pakistan will be reputable Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has approved this appointment on Wednesday. The current Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will retire a day earlier and pass the torch to Justice Khosa on January 18.

Born in 1954 in Dera Ghazi Khan (the South Punjab region), Asif Saeed Khosa started displaying exceptional interest and sense for the law as a young student. He graduated from the University of Punjab, where he secured both a J.D. and an LLM degree.

Justice Khosa’s accomplishments in school earned him a National Scholarship Award as well, which allowed him to continue his studies in the United Kingdom. He is now a deserving holder of two LLM degrees – one from the University of Punjab and the other from the University of Cambridge.

The Queens College in Cambridge empowered him to specialize in Public International Law.

After having been admitted to the bar in 1979 – at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London, which is one of the highest esteemed bodies of judges and lawyers in the world –  Justice Khosa went on to work as an attorney in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Lahore High Court.

Before 2010, when he started serving as Justice of the Supreme Court, Khosa was a judge of the Lahore High Court. He has been a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 2016.