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Mr. Justice Sheikh Najam ul Hasan

Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan

 Date of Assumption of Office : 15-05-2017


         Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sh. Najam ul Hasan was born on 15.3.1952 at Lahore. His father was a prominent lawyer but unfortunately he died young when His Lordship was only 15 years old. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sh. Najam ul Hasan after passing matriculation from Govt. Pilot High School, Lahore, graduated from F. C. College, Lahore and then passed his LL.B. Examination from Punjab University Lahore. He was enrolled as Advocate on 19.12.1977 and then Advocate of High Court on 21.1.1980. He joined the Law Chamber of Khawaja Sultan Ahmad, Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, conducted and assisted in many important legal matters and trials. He started his own independent Law Chamber. He was enrolled as Advocate of the Supreme Court on 12.3.2003. He independently conducted hundreds of murder trials as well as other Criminal Cases of important nature in different Districts, Murder References, Criminal Appeals and Constitutional matters in High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan. He appeared as counsel in many cases of Federal Shariat Court.

        He remained Standing Counsel for WAPDA for many years. He also provided legal advice to different noteable Companies like Philips Electrical Company, Kanor Industries Dawood Group of Industries, Kakasheen Industries, Best Fruit Juices and many other companies for many years.

        Also conducted important cases as Advocate in A.T.A. Courts, C.N.S.A. Courts, Accountability Courts,Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals.

        His Lordship was purely a professional lawyer having no affiliation with any Group or Party and has unblemished record of thirty five years in legal field. He was elevated as Judge of the Lahore High Court on 15.9.2009.

        After elevation to the Bench of Lahore High Court, His Lordship was appointed as Chairman of the Punjab Bar Council Tribunal, Lahore. He worked as Election Tribunal, Punjab and in this capacity decided many important cases. He remained Member of Board of Governors and Member Board of Trustees, National College of Arts Lahore for three years and has attended meetings of the Board and rendered legal opinions for betterment of the College. He was nominated by the Government of Pakistan as Judge, Special Appellate Court for the Province of Punjab under the Prevention of Smuggling Act, 1977 and remained as Administrative Judge of the Accountability Courts of Punjab, Special Courts (Central), Anti Corruption Courts, Courts under the Control of Narcotics Substance Act, 1997 and the Courts under Customs Act, 1969. His lordship also remained Senior Judge at Bahawalpur and Multan Benches of Lahore High Court for more than a year. He remained Member of Administrative Committee of Lahore High Court for nearly three years and was nominated as Senior Puisne Judge and as such handled important administrative matters. He was appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court. He remained as Member Administrative Committee of Punjab Judicial Academy. After retirement from the Lahore High Court Lahore on 14.3.2014 he was appointed as Chairperson of the Punjab Environmental Tribunal wherefrom His Lordship resigned as he was appointed as Judge Federal Shariat Court.

        He assumed the office as Judge of Federal Shariat Court on 08.8.2014 and elevated as Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on 15.05.2017.

        As Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court, he is Ex-Officio Member, National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee, Member, Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan, Member, Advisory Board of Al-Mizan Foundation, Member, Administration Committee of Al-Mizan Foundation, Member, Board of Governors, Board of Trustees and Selection Board of the International Islamic University, Islamabad.






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