Justice Qazi Faez Isa takes oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Qazi Faez Isa takes oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan

Justice Qazi Faez Isa takes oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Sunday administered oath to Justice Qazi Faez Isa as the 29th Chief Justice of Pakistan.

High-ranking government and military officials, caretaker prime minister, federal ministers, senators, foreign ambassadors, and other dignitaries witnessed the oath-taking ceremony.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir were also present.

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Justice Isa took oath as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 5, 2014. He became the Senior Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court after Justice Umar Ata Bandial became the Chief Justice of Pakistan on February 2, 2022.

According to the seniority list, he was scheduled to become the chief justice on September 17, 2023, for 13 months till his retirement on 26 October 2024.

Along with the change of the chief justice of Pakistan, some other important changes also took place in the Supreme Judicial Council and the Judicial Commission. Justice Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan became a member of the Supreme Judicial Council. Justice Sardar Tariq is already part of it.

According to the Constitution, the Chief Justice and the two most senior judges are part of the Supreme Judicial Council. Justice Muneeb Akhtar became part of the Judicial Commission established for the appointment of judges.

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Justice Sardar Tariq, Justice Ejazul Ahsan and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah are already part of the commission. According to the constitution, the Judicial Commission is headed by the Chief Justice and four senior judges are members.

Other members of the commission include a retired Law Minister,  Attorney General. A representative of the Pakistan Bar Council is also a part of the Judicial Commission.

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