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Outgoing Chief Justice Pakistan to retire tonight


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Dec, 2019. 12:36 pm
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Outgoing CJP

Outgoing Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa after serving for almost 11 months, set to retire Friday midnight.

Today (Friday) outgoing chief justice took up his last case of Amna Bibi who was critically injured by firing in Murree.

Amna Bibi’s legal representative told court accused Sajid, Rashid and Qadeer barged into house of victim and opened fire on her.

He added when the accused produced in the court, Amna Bibi did not raise objection over their bail.

The chief justice remarked it seems that situation took an ugly turn after the said incident.

He added Amna Bibi is still in hospital with bullets inside her body.

Khosa said the court not issuing any orders in the case as its still being heard.

Afterwards, Khosa also addressed to Full Court reference.

He said  abominable conspiracies carried out to defame me and the judiciary.

The government launched a campaign against the judiciary.

He said trend of accusing judges has risen up.

He also said that other judges including are becoming the victim of character assassination.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa Profile

Chief Justice of Pakistan took oath this year on January 18 after the retirement of Saqib Nisar on Jan 17.

Justice Asif  Khosa will be replaced by Justice Gulzar Ahmed.

Justice Gulzar will take charge as the country’s chief justice on December 21, a day after the retirement of Justice Khosa.

He will be the 27th CJP and his tenure will end on February 1, 2022.

Justice Khosa over the course of his nearly two decade long career has decided about 55,000 cases.

A special bench headed by him has decided over 10,000 cases of a criminal nature since 2014.

On February 18, 2010, Justice Khosa elevated to the position of a Supreme Court judge.

He was also part of the bench that acquitted Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy charges.

Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was born in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Khosa elevated to the Bench and appointed as Lahore High Court Judge in May 1998.

He was among the larger bench of seven Supreme Court justices that was hearing Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani’s contempt of court case.

He also headed the larger bench of the Supreme Court that was hearing the “Panama Case”

Justice Khosa among the two who said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif should be disqualified.

On 2 January 2019, President Arif Alvi approved Khosa’s appointment as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan

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