Top judge sworn in as Pakistan’s Supreme Court chief justice

Khosa says he will work to reform the country’s judicial system to ensure speedy justice to all. (File/AFP)
Updated 18 January 2019
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Top judge sworn in as Pakistan’s Supreme Court chief justice

  • Asif Saeed Khosa, previously a judge on the high court, began his new duties Friday
  • He replaces Mian Saqib Nisar, who during his term as the chief justice disqualified ex-premier Nawaz Sharif from holding office as part of a corruption case

ISLAMABAD: A top Pakistani judge has been sworn in as the country’s new chief justice of the Supreme Court at a ceremony attended by President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and other officials.
Asif Saeed Khosa, previously a judge on the high court, began his new duties Friday.
He replaces Mian Saqib Nisar, who during his term as the chief justice disqualified ex-premier Nawaz Sharif from holding office as part of a corruption case. In case, Nisar last year acquitted a Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, who was on death row for eight years, in a blasphemy case.
However, Nisar became controversial because of his intervention in government affairs.
Khosa says he will work to reform the country’s judicial system to ensure speedy justice to all.


Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio dies aged 58

Updated 26 April 2019
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Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio dies aged 58

  • Horacio Sala’s sudden passing comes just three months after his son, Argentine striker Emiliano, was killed when the aircraft he was traveling in came down in the English Channel
  • Emiliano, 28, was on his way to Cardiff City after the Premier League side had signed him for a club record £15million from Nantes

PARIS: The father of Emiliano Sala, Horacio, has died at the age of 58 following a heart attack, the mayor of the village where he lived said on Friday.
His sudden passing comes just three months after his son, Argentine striker Emiliano, was killed when the aircraft he was traveling in came down in the English Channel.
“Horacio’s wife called me at five o’clock in the morning. The doctors were already there, he never manged to get over the death of Emi,” Progreso mayor Julio Mueller said.
Emiliano, 28, was on his way to Cardiff City after the Premier League side had signed him for a club record £15million ($19.7million) from Nantes.
The pilot, David Ibbotson, also died in the January 21 tragedy.