Asif Saeed Khosa appointed next Chief Justice of Pakistan

07:01 PM | 2 Jan, 2019
Asif Saeed Khosa appointed next Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will replace Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as the country’s next Chief Justice on January 18, a notification by Law ministry said on Wednesday.

Born in 1954, Asif Saeed Khan Khosa has been a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 31 December 2016.

Justice Khosa has served as Justice of the Supreme Court since 18 February 2010 and also served as judge of the Lahore High Court prior to that. Before becoming a judge, he was an advocate of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Lahore High Court Bar Association. He was called to bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London, Great Britain on 26 July 1979, one of the world’s most prestigious body of lawyers and judges.

He was among those judges who refused to retake the oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (infamously called as PCO) when General Musharaf declared a state of emergency on 3 November 2007, suspending the constitution.

On 18 August 2008 he was restored to his prior position as High Court Justice as a result of an unprecedented mass movement to restore the "deposed judges" launched by lawyers, political worker and civil society activists.

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" related to the alleged money laundering and off-shore illegal investment by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

Mr. Khosa has invited his longtime friend Indian judge Madan Bhimarao Lokur, who retired as the senior judge of the Indian Supreme Court on December 30, 2018, to attend his oath-taking in Islamabad.

The three-member delegation of Indian judges will arrive in Pakistan via the Wagah Border and will attend the oath-taking ceremony of incoming Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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