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A senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Monday took oath as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) in the absence of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar who is in Turkey on a foreign visit.

Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik administered the oath to the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the Supreme Court’sLahore registry.

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The apex court registrar and officials were present on the occasion.

Justice Khosa will discharge his responsibilities as acting Chief justice of the country until Justice Mian Saqib Nisar returns from visit.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar is visiting Turkey on special invitation extended by President Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey.