Justice Jawwad S Khwaja takes oath as new CJP

ISLAMABAD: Justice Jawwad S Khwaja took oath as the new chief justice of Pakistan, in a ceremony presided by President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday, Aaj News reported.

The cheif justice took oath in Urdu, following an order passed in July this year, which required all government activities to be performed in Urdu.

The government plays no role in hiring judges, and the senior most judge occupies office, as soon as the former retires.

He will serve the position for 23 days till September 10, after which he will retire.

He took office after the former chief justice Tassaduq Jillani retired on July 7.

His landmark work include a findings of three-member judicial commission of election rigging. The commission concluded that the general elections of 2013 were fair, and so it buried the long controversy surrounding the elections.

Justice Jawwad S Khawaja was born on September 10, 1950, in Wazirabad, District Gujranwala. He did his graduation in arts in 1971 from the FC College, Lahore, and LLB from the Punjab University Law College, Lahore in 1973. He later, went to University of California, Berkeley for his Master’s degree.