Justice Qazi Faez Isa takes oath as Chief Justice of Pakistan

Supreme Court of Pakistan’s senior Judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa took oath as the 29th Chief Justice of Pakistan on Sunday, according to a statement from the President House Media Wing.

Pakistani President Arif Alvi administered the oath at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad, attended by caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, Chief of Army Staff Asim Munir, senators and foreign ambassadors.

Isa assumed the office after his predecessor Justice Umar Ata Bandial retired on Saturday after completing his tenure.

Justice Isa, who joined the apex court of the country in 2014, will serve in the post till his retirement, scheduled on October 25, 2024, according to data available on the website of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Isa, born on October 26, 1959, is the son of late political leader Qazi Mohammad Isa, a prominent leader in the Pakistan Movement and a close companion of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.