LAHORE: Two senior judges — one from the Supreme Court of India and the other from Canada — arrived here on Thursday through the Wagah border crossing to attend the oath-taking ceremony of incoming Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in Islamabad.

Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur of the Supreme Court of India and Justice Sandra E. Oxner, the founding president of Commonwealth Ju­dicial Education Insti­tu­­te, Canada, crossed the border at around 10am where senior officials of the Pun­jab government welcomed them. They are accompanied by their spouses.

An official told Dawn that law-enforcement agencies escorted them to Islamabad amid tight security. He said that as per schedule, Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi would reach Islamabad by air to attend the ceremony.

Besides, five senior judges of Turkey, South Africa and Nigeria would attend the oathtaking ceremony secluded to be held on Friday in Islamabad.

These foreign dignitaries will participate in the ceremony as “state guests”.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2019