Hindu Named Pakistan's Acting Chief Justice

March 18, 2007

Source: Hindustan Times


Justice Rana Bhagwan Das, next in seniority to suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, will be sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan as soon as he returns from India on March 22, law minister Wasi Zafar said on Saturday.

Justice Bhagwan Das — the only Hindu to have risen to the highest level of Pakistan's judiciary — is presently in India on a pilgrimage. He has been acting chief justice on several occasions in the past, whenever justice Chaudhry went on leave or abroad.