A petition has been filed in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday challenging the oath-taking of current Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.
In the petition, the petitioner demands that the Chief Justice of Pakistan should take the oath as the top judge of Pakistan afresh. “During the oath-taking of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the constitutional obligations were not fulfilled,” the petition added.
The petition further added that President of Pakistan Arif Alvi taking oath from the country’s top adjudicator is against the relevant constitutional obligations for he belongs to a political party.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, took oath as the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan on January 18 in a ceremony held at the President House in the country’s capital Islamabad.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi administrated oath to the new Chief Justice of Pakistan. Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, federal ministers, and former judges of the top court attended the oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad.