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Asif Saeed Khosa, LLM, Pledged Oath as 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, whose appointment as Chief Justice of Pakistan was approved in January, took the oath during the formal ceremony this week.

After the introductory recitation from the Holy Quran and reading of the appointment notification, the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan was sworn in by President Arif Alvi.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by former and current judges of Supreme Court, senior lawyers, federal ministers, Governors of four provinces, the Prime Minister Imran Khan, and members of civil society.

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa is a deserving holder of two legal degrees from the University of Punjab, where he became both Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LLM).

After securing a National Scholarship Award, Chief Justice Khosa continued his studies in the United Kingdom where he earned another LLM degree, this time in Public International Law and from the Queens College at Cambridge University.

He was admitted to the bar in 1979 at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London, after which he served as an attorney and judge in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Lahore High Court.

The 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan has been a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court since 2016.

President Arif Alvi, as well as other attendees of the ceremony, congratulated Chief Justice Khora on all his former accomplishments that led him to this reputable position.

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