Qazi Faez Isa

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Qazi Faez Isa
قاضی فائز عیسی
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Assumed office
5 September 2014
Chief Justice Balochistan High Court
In office
5 August 2009 – 5 September 2014[1]
Personal details
Born (1959-10-26) 26 October 1959 (age 58)[1]
Quetta, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Parents Qazi Muhammad Essa (father)[2]

Qazi Faez Isa (Urdu: قاضی فائز عیسی‎, born 26 October 1959) is a Justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan since 5 September 2014. He served as Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court from 5 August 2009 to 5 September 2014.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Isa was born in Quetta on 26 October 1959. He is son of Qazi Muhammad Essa who was a close associate of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.[2] He completed his primary and secondary education in Quetta, did his "O" and "A" levels from Karachi Grammar School Karachi and went on to do B.A. (Honours) in Law, from London. He completed his Bar Professional Examination from the Inns of Court School of Law, London, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple, 1982).[3]

Professional career[edit]

He enrolled as an Advocate of the Balochistan High Court on 30 January 1985 and as an Advocate Supreme Court on 21 March 1998.

He practiced law for over 27 years before all the High Courts of Pakistan, the Federal Shariat Court, and the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and was a member of the Balochistan High Court Bar Association, Sindh High Court Bar Association and Life Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. Before his elevation he was a senior partner and head of litigation in one of Pakistan's leading law firms. From time to time he was called upon by the High Courts and the Supreme Court as amicus curiae, and rendered assistance in certain complicated cases. He has also conducted international arbitrations. Innumerable cases, in which he appeared as Counsel, have been reported in law journals.[4]

Isa served as a member of the Pakistan Law and Justice Commission, the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee and the Federal Judicial Academy. In his capacity as the Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court, he is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Balochistan Judicial Academy. As the senior most Chief Justice of a High Court Isa served as a member of the Supreme Judicial Council.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Profile of Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Baluchistan High Court website". website. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research 1998.
  3. ^ "Justice Qazi Faez Isa". Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  4. ^, 'Thank you, Justice Isa', Profile of Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Dawn newspaper, Published 17 December 2016, Retrieved 24 January 2017