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CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Former SC Justice Madan Lokur Attends Swearing-In of Pakistan’s New Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

Team SoOLEGAL 21 Jan 2019 12:33pm

CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Former SC Justice Madan Lokur Attends Swearing-In of Pakistan’s New Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B Lokur along with several luminaries from across the world attended the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's new Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Asif Saeed Khan Khosa.

Justice Lokur sat on a bench along with newly sworn-in Chief Justice Khosa and his fellow judge, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, while it heard a few matters after the ceremony. It was after more than seventy years that an Indian Judge sat on a bench of Pakistan Court.

The other Justices which sat along with the bench were- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Narin Ferdi Sefik; Chief Judge of the State of Borno in Nigeria, Kashim Zannah; and former Canada judge and founding president of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute; Sandra E Oxner.

Justice MB Lokur and CJ Asif Khosa have been close friends since 2004.

Justice Lokur described the reception in Pakistan as "unprecedented" and respected the act of inviting him to preside with the CJI for the cases.

Justice Khosa is the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan and will be in chair till 21 December, 2019.

Tagged: CJI Ranjan Gogoi   Justice Madan B Lokur   CJ Asif Khosa   Chief Justice of Pakistan   Justice Mansoor Ali Shah  
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