ISLAMABAD (Neo Web Desk): Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja took oath as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Monday.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja at a ceremony that was also attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Raheel Sharif among others.
Justice Khawaja, who succeeds Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, will remain in the office just for 24 days.
Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja was born on September 10, 1950, at Wazirabad, District Gujranwala. He did his graduation in Arts in the year 1971 from FC College, Lahore and LL.B from the Punjab University Law College, Lahore in 1973. He then obtained a Masters (LL.M) degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975.
Afterwards he was enrolled as Advocate of the High Court in 1975 and as Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1985. He remained in legal practice until his appointment as a Judge of the Lahore High Court on April 21, 1999. He resigned as judge of the Lahore High Court on March 19, 2007.
He then remained Professor of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and headed the Department of Law and Policy at LUMS until his appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on June 5, 2009. – APP