Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who was part of the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court that sent former premier Nawaz Sharif packing, took oath on Monday as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) after top judge Mian Saqib Nisar embarked on a 15-day visit to Russia and China.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed administered the oath to Justice Khosa at a ceremony held in the premises of the top court, which was attended by judges and members of the legal fraternity.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, most senior judge of the Supreme Court, was part of the bench that handed down the April 20 verdict, declaring PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif dishonest with the nation and the court.

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