Justice Qazi Faiz Isa has written a note to the five member bench constituted by acting Chief Justice Umer Atta Bandial voicing his reservations on the bench calling it an un-constitutional step.
In his note, he has also mentioned Registrar of Supreme Court saying, “Registrars borrowed from the government are known to misuse the office of the Registrar, for instance by immediately fixing cases in which the government is interested and intentionally delaying or never fixing those cases which the government does not want heard or to never fix them There is a very long list of such cascs. It appears that the Registrar, who is a government servant, on the very day of passing the order dated 20 August 2021 proceeded to protect the government’s interest and that of his former colleagues.”
WHO IS JAWAD PAUL?
The registrar of Supreme Court is Mr. Jawad Paul who has recently been appointed on this post. Jawad Paul is a graduate of Warwick University in LLM and is a topper of 1995 CCS Batch. He is known to be a professional with no political leanings among his colleagues and praised by all for his legal acumen.
Jawad Paul has previously served as Assistant Commissioner Islamabad, ADC G Gujranwala, Chief Commissioner ICT, Joint Secretary Establishment Division, Joint Secretary Prime Minister Office, Additional Secretary Prime Minister Office and Additional Secretary IT Division.
Not only is he a law graduate but he is the son of Justice Khalid Paul Khawaja and nephew of Former Chief Justice Jawad S Khawaja.