CJP Isa shuns VIP protocol, state vehicle


Breaking traditions
Newly-sworn in CJP chooses to be identified simply as ‘Justice Qazi Faez Isa’ on plaque placed outside his chamber
In an unprecedented display of humility and a break from established traditions, the newly-sworn in Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Qazi Faez Isa, opted for a modest approach on Monday.
CJP Isa declined the customary privileges and honours that come with his high office, showcasing a departure from the norm, Express News reported.
Justice Isa eschewed the customary state vehicle and protocol that typically accompany the office. Instead, he arrived at the Supreme Court building today in his personal 1800cc car, breaking from the practices of his predecessors. Furthermore, he opted for standard security measures, consistent with those provided to other esteemed judges of the apex court, foregoing the VIP state protocol.
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.
Upon his arrival at the Supreme Court building, Chief Justice Isa received a warm reception from a considerable gathering of Supreme Court staff, who greeted him and presented him with a bouquet.
During a brief address to the assembled staff, Justice Isa emphasised the role of the Supreme Court in resolving people’s problems and called upon the clerical staff to treat those who seek justice with the same hospitality and care one would offer guests in their homes. “People do not come to the Supreme Court happily, but they come here in an attempt to resolve their problems. Keep the doors of justice open and provide assistance to those who come seeking it,” stated CJP Isa. He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the staff and requested their cooperation in ensuring the fair dispensation of justice.