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.