Mian Saqib Nisar was born on 18-1-1954 at Lahore, he passed his matriculation examination from Cathedral High School, Lahore and Graduation from Government College, Lahore; Bachelor of Law was done from the University of the Punjab in the year 1979-80. He joined legal profession on 2-5-1980; was enrolled as advocate of High Court in 1982 and as Advocate of Supreme Court in 1994. He had been practising in Civil, Commercial, Tax and Constitutional Law and had appeared in large number of important Constitutional cases both in the High Court and the Supreme Court. He was elected as Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1991. He was member of a delegation representing Pakistan in “international Youth Conference” held in Libya Tripoli in 1973. He represented Pakistan in International Conference held in Wilton Part U.K. on the subject of “Pakistan and India at Fifty”. He led Pakistan delegation to Manila, Philippines in a conference of the Ministers level on “Asia region Transitional Crimes” and also led Pakistan delegation on Human Rights to Switzerland, besides in February 2009 he participated in Conference held in Oslo, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on “Islam and Democracy” and he read paper on the “Role of the courts in Islamic democratic society”.
He has been a part-time Lecturer at Punjab Law College and Pakistan College of Law, Lahore where he taught Civil Procedure Code and Constitution. He was first ever federal Law Secretary from the Bar, in 1997. He was elevated as the Judge of the High Court on 22-5-1998 and Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 18-2-2010.