Twitter reacts to Justice Asif Saeed Khosa taking oath as chief justice

Notables, politicians took to social media to comment on the transition in the country's top jurist

January 18, 2019
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. PHOTO: FILE

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa took oath as the 26th chief justice of Pakistan on Friday in a ceremony held at the President House.

Khosa's tenure as chief justice would span around 11 months and he will remain the country’s supreme judge till December 20, 2019. The oath was administered by President Arif Alvi.

A full court reference was held to bid farewell to former chief justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday.

While most lauded Justice Khosa for his address on Thursday, users on social media had mixed feelings about the transition in the country's top court.

Senator Sherry Rehman termed Khosa's words that "Suo motu powers of the court shall be exercised sparingly" to be an expression of his intent.

Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Miftah Ismail implied in his tweet that "Pakistan was free at last" as the former chief justice's tenure ended.

German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler congratulated the new chief justice on assuming office.

Senator Murtaza Wahab tweeted hoping that Justice Khosa reforms the criminal justice system of the country.



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