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After the retirement of Mr Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has taken oath as the Chief Justice of Pakistan during a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Friday.

The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi administered oath to the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan.

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The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate Chairman, Speaker National Assembly, members of the federal cabinet, parliamentarians, services chiefs and serving and retired judges of the Supreme Court and lawyers.

Several foreign dignitaries belonging to law and justice field have also attended the oath taking ceremony in Islamabad.

Born on Dec 21, 1954, in Dera Ghazi Khan, Justice Khosa passed his matriculation exam in 1969 from the Multan Board. In 1973, he appeared for the B.A exams from Government College Lahore at Punjab University and secured first position. Justice Khosa did his masters in English Language and Literature at the University of the Punjab in 1975.