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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


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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