Monday , March 30 2020

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa gives first verdict as CJP

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa rejected a drug peddler’s pleas on Friday, while presiding over his first case as the chief justice.

A petition was submitted in the Supreme Court, by the convicted drug peddler Noor Muhammad, who was a resident of Mianwali, he had requested the court to reduce his punishment.

Noor Muhammad was arrested with 2100 grams of hashish and the case was launched against him, he was sentenced four years sentence for the crime. This decision was retained by the high court so far.

The SC bench ruled that the witnesses in the case are government officials who bear no grudge against the convict. “Chemical laboratory has also confirmed the samples.”

Earlier on Jan 18, CJP Khosa sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan replacing Chief Justice (retd) Mian Saqib Nisar who retired yesterday.

He took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan in a ceremony that was held at President House in Islamabad on Friday morning.

President Dr Arif Alvi administered oath of the upcoming chief justice of the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, federal ministers, sitting and former judges of the Supreme Court and many other state officials attended the ceremony.

Justice Khosa, who is 64,will retire as chief justice of the country on December 20 this year.

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