The newly-sworn Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Qazi Faez Isa has displayed an unprecedented break from established traditions.
On his first day in office on Monday, Supreme Court proceedings were broadcast live for the first time in Pakistan’s judicial history.
As reported, Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa has ordered to live-stream all the important cases of the Supreme Court on national television.
In a display of humility, Justice Isa abstained from using the customary state vehicle and protocol that typically accompany the office, breaking from the practices of his predecessors.
He arrived at the Supreme Court building today in his personal 1800cc car.
The newly appointed CJP Qazi Faez Isa also refused to take guard of honour.
Upon his arrival, CJP Isa said to the SC staff: “People come to the Supreme Court to solve their problems. Treat visitors like guests.”
He further said that the doors to justice should be kept open.
Furthermore, he opted for standard security measures.
As reported, outside his office chamber, CJP Isa chose to be identified simply as ‘Justice Qazi Faez Isa,’ without incorporating the title of Chief Justice, marking a unique departure from established tradition.
چیف جسٹس قاضی فائز عیسیٰ کا پروٹوکول، گاڑی اور گارڈ آف آنر لینے سے انکار.
لوگ عدالت خوشی سے نہیں مسائل کے خاتمے کیلئے آتے ہیں، انصاف کے دروازے کھلے اور ہموار رکھیں، چیف جسٹس قاضی فائز عیسیٰ
آنے والوں سے مہمانوں جیسا سلوک رکھیں، چیف جسٹس پاکستان
سب کا بہت سا تعاون چاہیے، چیف جسٹس pic.twitter.com/03UyvJUDd1
— Dileep kumar khatri🦚 (@DileepKumarPak) September 18, 2023
A day earlier, at his oath-taking ceremony, Justice Isa was flanked by his wife Sarina Isa as the notification for his appointment was read out.
CJP’s wife stood next to him during the oath-taking ceremony.
CJP Isa is being auded for inviting his wife on stage during the oath-taking ceremony.
Justice and equality begin at home. This iconic picture gives me hope.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa takes the oath as the 29th Chief Justice of Pakistan. His brave and resilient wife, Sarina Isa, stands alongside him during the oath.#JusticeQaziFaezIsa #SarinaIsa pic.twitter.com/LShWIRNi6D
— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) September 17, 2023
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) September 17, 2023
Good to see Justice Qazi Faez Issa ask his wife to also stand with him for his oath taking. Sends out an important message re women and partnerships and equality. 👏 pic.twitter.com/pD6f1fxls6
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) September 17, 2023
چیف جسٹس قاضی فائیز عیسی نے حلف کی تقریب میں اپنی اہلیہ کو اپنے ساتھ کھڑا کر کے اچھی روایت قائم کی ہے۔ ان کی اہلیہ نے جس جرات اور بہادری سے اس سازش کا مقابلہ کیا جس کا مقصد چیف جسٹس کو آج کے دن سے روکنا تھا وہ نہایت قابل ستائش ہے۔
بیشک اللہ جسے چاھے عزت سے نوازتا ہے۔ https://t.co/oqZdEfpU52
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) September 17, 2023
It was also a message to those who unjustly harassed Mrs. Isa to try and get J Isa to step down from the bench. ‘We got through the tough times together and will stand together in better times, too.’ https://t.co/ivor6xbmT4
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) September 17, 2023
Qazi agaya hai Zalimo 🔥
brilliant gesture by the CJP Qazi Faez Isa to have his life partner stand beside him while taking oath. 🏽 pic.twitter.com/06l5K8uTiS
— Farhad Jarral (@FarhadJarralPK) September 17, 2023