Justice Qazi Faez Isa Sworn in as Pakistan’s 29th Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD – In a significant turn of events for Pakistan’s judiciary, Justice Qazi Faez Isa took the oath as the nation’s 29th chief justice on Sunday. The ceremony, held at Aiwan-i-Sadr, saw President Arif Alvi administering the oath, marking a new chapter in the country’s legal history.

The event was graced by several dignitaries, including Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar and Chief of Army Staff Asim Munir. Other attendees comprised top court judges and former Chief Justices of Pakistan.

Justice Isa, born in Quetta in 1959, is the son of the late Qazi Mohammad Isa, a prominent figure in the Pakistan Movement and a close associate of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. After completing his education in Quetta and Karachi, Justice Isa pursued law in London. He has an extensive legal career, practicing for over 27 years across various courts in Pakistan.

As he steps into this pivotal role, Justice Isa faces a myriad of challenges. One of the primary tasks will be to unify the court and restore its credibility. Recent times have seen criticism directed at the top judiciary, with concerns about the formation of specific benches for constitutional matters.

Moreover, Justice Isa will have to navigate the complexities of the upcoming general elections and maintain a harmonious relationship with the executive branch. Another significant challenge will be addressing the staggering pendency of over 56,000 cases.

With a rich legacy and a reputation for upholding the rule of law, the nation watches with bated breath as Justice Isa embarks on this journey, carrying the hopes and aspirations of millions.

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