Outgoing CJP Justice Khosa reveals a defamation campaign against the country’s judiciary

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Outgoing CJP Justice Khosa reveals a defamation campaign against the country’s judiciary

ISLAMABAD - Outgoing Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa reveals a defamation campaign against the country’s judiciary.

CJP on Friday said that a campaign is underway to defame him and the judiciary. He made the remarks ahead of his farewell speech as chief justice during a full court reference.

He also clarified news reports attributed to him regarding the special court's verdict in the high treason case against Gen (retd) Pervez Msharraf.

A special court, formed under the orders of the Supreme Court, had awarded a death penalty to the former military dictator for high treason. Soon after Tuesday's short order was issued, news channels had reported that Justice Khosa had spoken about the verdict.

Justice Khosa noted that he was accused of supporting the Musharraf verdict in a meeting with journalists when he had never done so.

"The truth will prevail," he said in comments released to media before his speech to the full court.

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