Outgoing CJP summons full court meeting on December 17.


ISLAMABAD -- The outgoing Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, has summoned a meeting of the full court of all judges of the Supreme Court (SC) on December 17, media reported on Tuesday.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who is retiring on December 20, called a full court meeting on December 17 which would be attended by all judges of the apex court.

Sources said that a full court reference will be organised at Court Room No 1 on December 20 in honour of the outgoing chief justice Pakistan (CJP).

CJP Asif Saeed Khosa will deliver his farewell speech in the full court reference. The event will also be addressed by Attorney General and bar representatives, sources added.

On December 4, President Dr Arif Alvi had approved senior puisne judge Justice Gulzar Ahmed's appointment as the next Chief Justice of Pakistan.

A notification to this effect was issued by the law ministry. Justice Ahmed will assume the office of the country's top judge on December 21 when the incumbent Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is set to doff his robes.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed will be the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan to serve till Feb 21, 2022.

He was part of the five-judge bench that...

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