Appointment by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa

Islamabad, September 17, 2023 (PPI-OT): Ms. Jazeela Aslam, Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan:

Ms. Jazeela Aslam got a First Division in her BA from Kinnaird College, did her LLB from the Punjab University and secured second position in the judicial competitive examination of Punjab. She joined the Punjab Judicial Service as civil judge /judicial magistrate in May 1994. She has also worked as Deputy Solicitor and as an Instructor in the Federal Judicial Academy and as Director Academic in the Punjab Judicial Academy.

Ms. Jazeela Aslam wrote Guidelines on Writing Judgments (2019) for use of civil judges, prepared a report on the Property Rights of Women (2020), and has participated in international conferences on environment laws, mediation and judicial reforms.

Before her appointment as Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan she was serving as District and Sessions Judge Okara, and in the same position has served at Kasur and Sialkot, and is the senior most lady District and Sessions Judge in Punjab. 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 Supreme Court Establishment Service Rules, 20 15.

For the first time in the country's history, a woman 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 woman judicial officers.

Dr. Muhammad Mushtag Ahmad, Secretary to Chief Justice of Pakistan:

Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmad is a Professor of law from Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and holds the degrees of LLB (Hons), LLM, MA and PhD. He served as Chairman of the International Islamic University's Department of Law (Nov 2016 to July 2018) and as the Director-General of its Shariah Academy (July 2018 to Dec 2020).

He has published eleven books and written over fifty research papers on criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, Islamic law, jurisprudence, Qur'anic studies and comparative religion. He has assisted the Supreme Court of Pakistan as amicus curiae and the Federal Shariat Court asjurisconsult in several cases.

Prior to his present appointment, Dr. Ahmad was holding the pos1t10n of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Shariah and Law in the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, where he helped set up the Law Department. The University has agreed to permit Dr. Ahmad to serve at the Supreme Court for the duration of the present Chief Justice's tenure.

Mr. Abdul Sadiq, Staff Officer to Chief Justice of Pakistan:

Mr. Abdul Sadiq is a local of Balochistan, holds a BA degree and knows several languages: Brahvi, Pashto, Urdu, English, and can understand Balochi, Dari, Seraiki and Punjabi. Before his appointment as Staff Officer to Chief Justice, he was serving as the Security Officer in the Balochistan High Court (BPS-18) from where he has been sent on deputation for the duration of the present Chief Justice's tenure.

For more information, contact:

Supreme Court of Pakistan

Constitution Avenue, G-5/2,

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: +92-51-9220581-600

Fax: +92-51-9213452



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