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January 17, 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.

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.