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Supreme Court gets first-ever lady registrar

Jazeela Aslam is the first lady to become the SC registrar.



Supreme Court gets first-ever lady registrar
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Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa has appointed Ms Jazeela Aslam as the Supreme Court registrar on Sunday.

Jazeela Aslam is the first lady to become the SC registrar.

The CJP's secretary has been named Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed, and the staff officer has been named Abdul Sadiq.

According to the report, Jazeela Aslam formerly held the office of district and sessions judge in Okara.

She has also held this position in Kasur and Sialkot. She is Punjab's most senior female district and sessions judge.

It stated that Jazeela Aslam had joined the legal profession in 1994 as a civil judge and judicial magistrate. Along with her roles as director academic at the Punjab Judicial Academy and lecturer at the Federal Judicial Academy, she has also held the positions of deputy solicitor and solicitor.

Similarly, prior to her appointment, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed was holding the position of professor and chairman of the Department of Shariah and Law in Shifa Tameer-e-Milat University, where he helped to set up the Law Department. He has written eleven books and fifty research papers on criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, Islamic Law, jurisprudence, Quranic studies and comparative religion. He has assisted the SC as amicus curiae and the Federal Shariat Court as the jurist consult in several cases.

According to the report, Abdul Sadiq worked as a security guard at the Balochistan High Court before being hired as the CJP's staff officer. During the tenure of the current chief judge, he was deputed.