India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony gathered headlines across the world due to the presence of SAARC nations head and today, at the swearing-in of Pakistan Chief Justice, Indian judges were present.
At the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Asif Saeed Khosa’s swearing-in, current Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and former Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur, along with his wife attended the event.
Justice Khosa said, “I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour.”
Justice Lokur, who recently retired from the Supreme Court on December 30, stated that “Justice knows no boundaries.”
Amongst the foreign dignitaries, ‘Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi, President Supreme Court of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Narin Ferdi Sefik, Chief Judge State of Borno Nigeria Kashim Zannah, former senior puisne judge Supreme Court of India and President Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur, Savita Lokur (spouse), and Sandra E Oxner, former judge and founding president Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Canada.’
Justice Khosa further said, “To attend to the causes that contribute towards delay in disposition of cases at all levels of the judicial hierarchy.”
The Express Tribune reported saying, “The oath was administered by Pakistan president Arif Alvi and the ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Air Staff Aasim Zaheer, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Supreme Court judges, senior lawyers and other government officials and ministers.”