In a first, Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa has appointed Jazeela Aslam as the registrar of the Supreme Court.
“For the first time in the country’s history a lady has been appointed as registrar of the Supreme Court, which is a commendable achievement for a working mother of three and serves as a beacon to dedicated lady judicial officers,” said a press release from the top court.
The appointment was made by newly sworn in Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa.
Jazeela got a first division in her BA from Kinnaird College and did her LLB from the Punjab University and secured a second position in the judicial competitive examination of Punjab.
She joined the Punjab Judicial Service as a civil judge/judicial magistrate in May 1994. She has also worked as a deputy solicitor and as an instructor at the Federal Investigation Judicial Academy and as director of academics at the Punjab Judicial Academy.
Before her appointment as the SC registrar, she was serving as the district and sessions judge Okara. She has also served in the same position in Kasur and Sialkot.
“Her appointment accords with the Constitution, which mandates the separation of the judiciary from the executive, and she considerably exceeds the minimum qualification and experience stipulated in the SC Establishment Services Rules, 2015,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, Dr Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed was appointed as the secretary to the CJP.
Prior to his appointment, Ahmed was holding the position of professor and chairman of the Department of Shariah and Law in the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University. The varsity has agreed to permit Dr Ahmed to serve at the SC for the duration of the incumbent CJP’s tenure.
He is a professor of law from Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and holds the degrees of LLB (Hons), LLM, MA, and PhD.
Abdul Sadiq was appointed as the staff officer to the CJP.
He is from Balochistan and holds a BA degree. He knows several languages, including Brahvi, Pashto, Urdu, English, and can understand Balochi, Dari, Seraiki, and Punjabi.
He was serving as the security officer in the Balochistan High Court before his appointment as the staff officer to the CJP.