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

President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, center, administers the oath to Asif Saeed Khosa, right, as the country's new chief justice of the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan seen on left. (AP)


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.

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.