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Pakistan's first Hindu Chief Justice

March 23, 2007 14:57 IST

Justice Rana BhagwandasPakistan's most senior judge Justice Rana Bhagwandas comes out of the Supreme Court in Karachi, March 22. The judicial council will be led by judge Bhagwandas, who is due to take over as acting chief justice at the weekend after returning to Pakistan late March 21 from a spiritual holiday in India.

Bhagwandas who will be the first Hindu to head the judiciary in this Islamic republic of Pakistan replacing chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry who was sacked by the President Pervez Musharraf.

Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

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