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May 25, 2017

Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday was born on 13th January, 1945 at Lahore; received early education from Central Model School, Lahore; joined Government College, Lahore from where he migrated to Gordon College, Rawalpindi, on account of his father’s posting in the Federal Ministry of Law; graduated from Gordon College, Rawalpindi; remained the Editor of the College Magazine “Gordonian”; remained the President of the college Minerva Club; remained as best debater of the College. He did L.L.B. from The University of Punjab in the year 1968; remained the Secretary of the Punjab University Law Society; remained the Editor of College Magazine “Al-Mizan”; won a large number of prizes and trophies in the International and All Pakistan Inter-Collegiate Debates; was declared as the best English debater in the year 1968 and won the “Krishnan Kishore Grover Goodwill Gold Medal Declamation Contest”; He remained the visiting Assistant Professor of the University of Punjab; remained a Member of the visiting faculty of the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan and the National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore. He was honoured with a degree of ‘Doctor of Law’ by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on May, 2005 in recognition of services rendered in the field of Education.

Justice Khalil ur Rehman Ramday
He was enrolled as an Advocate of the subordinate Courts in the year 1969; as an Advocate of the High Court in the year 1971 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in the year 1976. He was appointed as an Assistant Advocate General for the province of Punjab in April, 1976; was promoted as Additional Advocate General in the year 1984 and as the Advocate General in March, 1987.
He was elevated to the bench of Lahore High Court in October, 1988 and to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in January, 2002.

In the year 2007, His lordship presided over a thirteen member Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan which heard a petition filed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan questioning his removal from office by General Pervez Musharraf, the then President of Pakistan and challenging also the validity of the proceedings initiated against him for his alleged misconduct; set aside the said actions of the said General and restored the Chief Justice back to his office through a land-mark judgment of July 20, 2007.

In October 2007, Mr. Justice Ramday was included in an eleven member Bench of the Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by a presidential candidate; Mr. Justice (retired) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmad challenging the eligibility of General Musharraf to contest the election to the office of the President of Pakistan. On November 3, 2007, while this Bench of the Supreme Court was still hearing this case and was about to announce the judgment, General Musharraf, once again, imposed Martial Law in the country; removed Justice Ramday, along with twelve other Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan including the Hon’ble Chief Justice, from office; put him and the other members of his family, including his wife, children and even a grand-child, under house-arrest like the Hon’ble Chief Justice and some other Hon’ble Judges and it was after almost five months of this detention that His lordship was finally released towards the end of March, 2008.

As a result of a long, a hard and a bloody struggle of the people of Pakistan led by the learned members of the National Bar for the constitutionalism, for the rule of law, for the independence of Judiciary and for restoration of the deposed Hon’ble Judges against the said action of the 3rd of November that His lordship got restored to his office on March 16, 2009.

He retired as Judge of the Supreme Court on 12.1.2010. He was appointed as an Adhoc Judge of the Supreme Court on 18.02.2010 for a period of one year.

Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, judge Supreme Court of Pakistan was born on July, 6, 1949. He passed his Masters in Political Science from Forman Christian College, Lahore. L.L.B., from the University of Punjab, Lahore and a course in Constitutional Law from the University of London in the Institute of Advance Legal Studies.

He started practice at District Courts, Multan in 1974; enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1976; elected as General Secretary, District Bar Association, Multan in 1976; elected Member Punjab Bar Council in 1978; appointed as Assistant Advocate General, Punjab in July, 1979; enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1983; promoted as Additional Advocate General, Punjab in 1988; appointed as Advocate General Punjab in 1993.

He was elevated as Judge of Lahore High Court on August 7, 1994 and was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 31st July, 2004 where he served till the imposition of the state of Emergency on the 3rd of November, 2007. As he refused to take fresh oath, he was made dysfunctional as a Judge of the Supreme Court. After the restoration of democracy and elected Government in Pakistan, he joined as Judge of the Supreme Court in September, 2009.

In July, 2008, he was invited by the American Bar Association to receive the ‘2008 Rule of Law Award’ on behalf of those Judges of Pakistan who demonstrated courage in upholding the ‘Rule of Law’ in the country.

justice Nasir ul Mulk, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, judge Supreme Court of Pakistan was born on August 17, 1950 in Swat (N.W.F.P).In 1976 he did Barrister-at-Law from Inner Temple, London and was called to the Bar in the year 1977 and practiced as an Advocate in all fields of law for more than 17 years.

He was the respected member of Peshawar High Court Bar Association and was elected as Secretary General, Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1981; elected twice as President of Peshawar High Court Bar Association in 1990 and 1993. He delivered lectures in Khyber Law College, Peshawar; the Peshawar University and as guest speaker at N.W.F.P, Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar.

He was appointed as Advocate General, N.W.F.P in 1993 and elevated as Judge, Peshawar High Court on 04.06.1994; elevated as Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court on 31.05.2004. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 5th April, 2005. He was nominated as Chairman, Federal Review Board of Pakistan for 2009-10;

Justice Javed Iqbal, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice Javed Iqbal of Pakistan Supreme Court was born on 1st August, 1946. He took his primary education at Islamia High School, Quetta and Matric from Sandeman High School, Quetta. He completed his graduation from Government College, Quetta; M.A. (Political Science) and L.L.B., from Punjab University; Master of International Law; Certificate in Management Development (Australia). Qualified Islamic Fiqh and Shariah Course from International Islamic University, Islamabad and attended Second Advance Course in N.I.P.A. (1987-88).
Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal served as Public Prosecutor and Government Pleader (1971-72); and Section Officer, Law Department, Government of Balochistan; (1973-77); Deputy Secretary, Law Department, Government of Balochistan (1977-81); Officiating Secretary Law, Government of Balochistan (1982); Honorary Lecturer, University Law College, Quetta; Appointed District & Sessions Judge in 1982.

Justice Javed Iqbal was elevated as Additional Judge in the year 1993 in the High Court of Balochistan and was confirmed in 1995. Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal has been elevated as Chief Justice of High Court of Balochistan on 4.2.2000 and as Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan on 28.4.2000. He also remained Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan and Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. Presently he is the Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Judicial Commission of Pakistan, Rules 2010

Judicial Commission of Pakistan is a constitutional body created by 18th Amendment in the Constitution of Pakistan. Its purpose is to appoint the Judges of High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan. Recently Supreme Court of Pakistan Issue its notification on November 6, 2010 regarding the Rules of Judicial Commission of Pakistan. Following is the text of Notification of Judicial Commission of Pakistan 2010;

S.R.O. 122(KE)/2010. – In exercise of powers conferred by clause (4) of Article 175A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan is pleased to make the following rules, namely, –

1.      Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Judicial Commission of Pakistan Rules, 2010.
(2)    These rules shall come into force at once.

2.      Definitions. – (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –

(a)    “Chairman” means Chairman of the Commission;
(b)    “Commission” means the Judicial Commission of Pakistan,   established under Article 175A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan;
(c)    “Committee” means a Committee constituted by the Chairman from amongst the members of the Commission;
(d)    “Member” means a member of the Commission; and
(e)    “Secretary” means the Registrar Supreme Court or any other person authorized as such by the Chairman.


3.      Nominations for Appointments.        (1)    For each anticipated or actual vacancy of a Judge in the Supreme Court or the Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court or the Chief Justice of a High Court, the Chief Justice of Pakistan shall initiate nominations in the Commission for appointment against such vacancy.

(2)    For each anticipated or actual vacancy of a Judge in the Federal Shariat Court or Judge in the High Court, the Chief Justice of the respective Court shall initiate and send nomination for appointment against such vacancy to the Chairman for convening meeting of the Commission.

4.     The Chairman shall regulate the proceedings of the Commission.

5.      Proceedings of the Commission. –     (1)    Whenever a nomination is received under Rule 3, the Chairman shall call a meeting of the Commission on a date, time and place determined by him and notified by the Secretary to each member.

(2)    The Commission may call for any information or record required by it from any person or authority for the purposes of carrying out its functions.

(3)    The Secretary shall forward the nominations made by the Commission to the Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee constituted under clause (9) of Article 175A of the Constitution.

(4)    The proceedings of the Commission shall be held in camera. A record of the proceedings shall be prepared and maintained by the Secretary duly certified by the Chairman under his hand.

6.     The Chairman may constitute one or more committees of members for such purpose as may be deemed necessary.

7.     A retired Chief Justice or retired Judge Supreme Court and a retired Chief Justice or a retired Judge of High Court, while attending a session of the Commission, shall be entitled to TA/DA and accommodation as admissible to Judge of Supreme Court, or Judge of High Court, as the case may be.

8.      Relaxation of Rules. – Without prejudice to the foregoing, the Chairman may relax strict application of these rules in the public interest.

Lahore High Court Lahore, History and Information

 

Lahore High Court’s History is 150 years old. During the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1830 Saddar Adulate Court (Chief Court) at Lahore was sole court of kingdom. In 1877 the British enacted the Punjab Courts Act and created Chief Court at Lahore.

In 1919, under the Letters Patent creating the High Court of Judicature at Lahore, the Judges thereof were appointed directly by His Majesty the King Emperor.

The Government of India Act, 1935 made certain radical changes in the constitution and powers of the various High Courts in British India. By the Government of India (High Court Judges) Order, 1937, the maximum number of Judges fixed for the Lahore High Court was 15.

The High Courts (Punjab) Order, 1947, a subsidiary instrument of the Act created a new High Court of Judicature for the territory of East Punjab (in India ) as from the 15th day of August, 1947.

After the Partition, the Governor General of Pakistan fixed the strength of the Lahore High Court at 6 permanent Judges and one Additional Judge with effect from 28th September, 1948.

On 14th August, 1973, the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, came into force. No special change was made in the term and conditions of the Senior Judges.

Currently Lahore High Court Lahore has three other Benches i.e. Multan Bench, Bahawalpure Bench and Rawalpindi Bench. Chief Justice of Lahore High Court is Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif who will be replaced by Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry in December 2010.

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry, Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court

Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry was born on 12 December 1948 in Quetta. He joined legal profession as an advocate in 1974 and enrolled as advocate High Court in year 1976. He became the advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1985. He was expert in the fields of civil, criminal, constitutional and revenue laws. In year 1989 he was appointed as Advocate General Balochistan and additional judge High Court of Balochista in year 1990. In 1993 he became permanent judge in Balochistan High Court and became Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court in 1999. In 2000 he was appointed as judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan and finally on 30th June 2005 he became the Chief Justice of Supreme Court.

Other activities of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry include;

•Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was elected as President High Court Bar Association, Quetta;

•Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was elected twice as Member Bar Council;

• Besides functioning as Judge High Court of Balochistan, Quetta discharged duties as Banking Judge Special Court for Speedy Trials, Judge Customs Appellate Court as well as Company Judge.

• Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was appointed as Chairman Balochistan Local Council Election Authority in    the year 1992 and thereafter for second term in the year 1998;

•Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was appointed as Chairman Provincial Review Board for the Province of Balochistan on the recommendations of Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan;

• Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was appointed twice as Chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Society Balochistan by Government of Balochistan;

• Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was nominated by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan as Chairman, Enrolment Committee of Pakistan Bar Council;

• Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry Was appointed as Judge In charge Supreme Court Staff Welfare Committee by the Hon’ble Chief Justice.

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry received Medal of Freedom from Harvard Law School. In 2007 National Law Journal of United States honoured him as lawyer of the year for 2007. on 17 November 2008 he was given honorary membership in New York City Bar.

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaurdy is the most celebrated Judge in history of Pakistan due to his struggle against Dictator General Musharraf. He will be retired in 2013.

Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan was graduated from Islamia College, Peshawar; obtained Law Degree from the Khyber Law College, Peshawar University; joined the Bar in 1973; Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1975 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1980.

Mian Shakirullah Jan was Elevated as an Additional Judge of Peshawar High Court on 13.12.1993 and then (confirmed) as Judge of the High Court in 1995, acted as Election Tribunal; as Company Judge; Chairman of N.W.F.P. Subordinate (District) Judiciary Service Tribunal, Chairman of the Tribunal, N.W.F.P. Bar Council; appointed as Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court and took oath on 10th January, 2002.
Mian Shakirullah Jan was Elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 31.07.2004. For the supremacy of the Constitution, independence of judiciary and rule of law, refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) of 03.11.2007 (an unconstitutional order) and preferred to face the reactionary steps to be taken by the ruler which resulted not only being deposed but was incarcerated in the house for about 4 ½ months and also with children for some days.


As a Judge In-charge of the Federal Judicial Academy of Pakistan (FJA), he actively involved in imparting judicial education and judicial training to the Judges, Court Personnel, Law Officers and Lawyers. He also held the position of acting Governor of the Province of N.W.F.P.

Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was born on December 21 1954 at Dera Ghazi Khan. He passed his matriculation examination in the year 1969 from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Multan winning the National Talent Scholarship. As a student of Government College, Lahore he passed his intermediate Examination in the year 1971 fro the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, securing first position in the Board and winning the National Talent Scholarship. Again as a student of Government College, Lahore he passed his B.A. Examination in the year 1973 from the University of the Punjab, securing first positioning in the University and winning the National Talent Scholarship. He secured hi M.A. degree in English Language and Literature from the University of the Punjab in the year 1975. After proceeding to the United Kingdom in year 1977 and then he obtained his LL.M. degree from University of Cambridge, United Kingdome in the year 1978 with specialization in Public International Law in the subjects of the Law of Peace, the Law of War and Armed Conflict, the Laos of International Institutions and the Law of Civil Liberties. He was called to the Bar on July 26, 1979 at the Honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, London, United Kingdom and was conferred the degree of Utter Barrister.
Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was enrolled as an Advocate of the Lahore High Court on November 13, 1979and later as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 12, 1985. he practised law for few months before the District Courts at Dera Ghazi Khan and then for few years at he Multan Bench of the Lahore High Court before shifting his legal practice to Lahore.


During practice Mr. Khosa had authored two books, titled, Heeding the Constitution (1995) and Constitutional Apologues 1997.
Asif Saeed Khosa had been elevated to the Bench and appointed as a Judge of the Lahore High Court, Lahore with effect from May 21, 1998, on November 3, 2007 General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan and also Chief of the Army Staff, imposed Emergency in the country, suspended the Constitution and required the members of the superior judiciary to take oath of office owning allegiance to his Provisional Constitution Order. Like the Chief Justice of Pakistan and an overwhelming majority of the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the provincial High Courts Justice Khosa also refused to take such fresh oath and thus, according to Genera Musharraf decree he and the other defiant Chief Justices and Judges ceased to hold their offices. However, as a result of the ensuing unprecedented, momentous and relentless movement launched by the lawyers of Pakistan, joined by the civil society and political workers across the board, seeking restoration of the deposed Judges General Pervez Musharraf President of Pakistan, resigned on august 18, 2008 under a threat of impeachment by the Parliament and Justice Khosa was restored to his office on August 30, 2008. During his deposed status Justice Khosa wrote his third book Judging with Passion.
Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa remained a member of the Administration Committee of the Lahore High Court, Lahore and was the Administration judge for Sessions/Criminal causes. Justice Khosa was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on February 18, 2010.

Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Appointed by Judicial Commission of Pakistan

On 13 November 2010 here in Islamabad Judicial Commission of Pakistan announced its first major decision to appoint Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chuadry as Chief Justice of Lahore High Court.  Current Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Justice Khawaj Shareef will be retired on December 8 2010 and after that Justice Ijaz Chaudry will be Chief Justice of Lahore High Court. This was the second meeting this month of the seven-member commission was attended by eleven individuals since the matter involved the appointment of chief justice of a high court.
Now this decision of Judicial Commission of Pakistan will be send to the Parliamentary Committee for approval and after that President of Pakistan issue notification of his appointment. If parliamentary committee refuses the proposal of Judicial Commission then they have to record the reasons for that and then send it back to commission.


Justice Ijaz Chaudry belongs to Narowal, Punjab. He started his career as lawyer in 1975. He was appointed as additional Judge of High Court in 2001. He will be retired on 14 December 2012.