Justice Azmat Saeed takes oath as acting CJP

Published July 31, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, senior judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, taking oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. —INP
ISLAMABAD: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, senior judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, taking oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. —INP

ISLAMABAD: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, senior judge of the Supreme Court, was on Tuesday sworn in as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial administered the oath in a simple and dignified ceremony at the Supreme Court.

The judges of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General of Pakistan, senior lawyers and law officers attended the oath-taking ceremony. Officers and staff of the Supreme Court were also present on the occasion.

Justice Azmat Saeed will act as the chief justice during the period when Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed, senior puisne judge, will remain abroad.

The chief justice and Justice Ahmed have gone to Moscow, Russia, to represent Pakistan in the 10th International Conference which commences on July 31 and will conclude on Aug 3.

Published in Dawn, July 31st, 2019

Opinion

Editorial

Who should vote?
06 Dec 2021

Who should vote?

Logistical issues regarding transparency in the casting of votes also require detailed deliberations.
06 Dec 2021

Weak fundamentals

LAST week, Pakistan’s finance chief Shaukat Tarin sought to reassure the markets and people that our economic...
06 Dec 2021

Winter sports potential

FOR a country blessed with three of the world’s most famous mountain ranges, Pakistan has produced precious few...
Horror in Sialkot
Updated 05 Dec 2021

Horror in Sialkot

All it takes now is an allegation of blasphemy and an individual or two to incite a mob to commit murder.
05 Dec 2021

Iran deadlock

EFFORTS to revive the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Austrian capital of Vienna appear to be deadlocked, and...
05 Dec 2021

Reality of AIDS

AS World AIDS Day was marked on Dec 1, it came as a sobering reminder of how newer, major health hazards — the...