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Justice Qazi Faez Isa appointed as Pakistan’s next Chief Justice

Appointment to be effective upon retirement of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on September 17

Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi has appointed Justice Qazi Faez Isa, the most senior judge of the Supreme Court, as the country’s upcoming Chief Justice.

The appointment will become effective on September 17, when the current Chief Justice, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, retires from his position.

The presidency released a statement confirming that Chief Justice Bandial will reach the retirement age on September 16, 2023, as stated in Article 179 of the Constitution.

President Alvi has exercised his authority under Article 175 of the Constitution to appoint the Chief Justice and will administer the oath to Justice Isa on September 17.

The statement further clarifies that the appointment was made under Article 175A-3 of the Constitution. Justice Qazi Faez Isa, born in Quetta on October 26, 1959, comes from a notable background, with his father, the late Qazi Mohammad Isa of Pishin, playing a significant role in the Pakistan Movement and having a close association with Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Justice Isa has an impressive legal career, having joined the Supreme Court as a judge on September 5, 2014.

His commitment to the judiciary is evident through his membership in prestigious bar associations and his contribution as an amicus curiae in challenging cases.

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