Pakistan

LAHORE – Supreme Court judge Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Tuesday was admitted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore after suffering from cardiac pain, local media reported.


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According to the media, the apex court’s senior most judge underwent angioplasty. The operation was conducted by Dr Nadeem Hayat and Dr Shahid Amin.

Justice Khosa was member of the five-member bench, which was set up for high-profile Panama Papers case against ruling Sharif family. The same bench had disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for not being honest to the nation.

He was appointed as a Judge of the Lahore High Court, Lahore (a court of appeal which is the second highest Court of the country) on May 21, 1998.

On February 18, 2010, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and serving in that capacity till date.

He has also been serving as a member of the Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan since 2015.

He has decided about fifty thousand cases over a period of more than eighteen years so far.