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 Former Chief Justice

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza

Ex-Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan


            Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza son of Sardar Muhammad Yousaf born at village Namli Maira of Abbottabad District on 10.02.1945. He passed his Matriculation examination in the Year 1958 from Government High School No. 2, Abbottabad and graduated from Government College, Abbottabad in 1962. Afterwards, he did M.A in Economics and obtained LLB degree from Punjab University in the years 1965 and 1967 respectively.

           He appeared in the PCS examination (Judicial Branch) in 1968 and was selected as Civil Judge. After the abolition of One Unit, his services were transferred to the Province of N.W.F.P. He served as Civil Judge, Senior Civil Judge and Additional District & Sessions Judge at different stations. In July, 1979 he was promoted as District and Sessions Judge.

           In 1985, while he was posted as Judicial Commissioner for Northern Areas, he toured United States of America in March 1985, to study the American legal System. He also visited Japan in 1999 to attend a three months training course on the subject of ‘Corruption among Public Officials’. In June 2004, he visited Ipoh—Kualalumpur, Malaysia in connection with an International Seminar on the issue of “Human Rights and Independence of the Judiciary”. In 2009, he attended a Seminar on Criminal Justice System in Dacca Bangladesh. In 2010, he visited Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA) UK to attend a course on the Judicial Administration.

       He also remained Special Judge, Customs, Taxation and Anti-smuggling, wherefrom he was elevated to the Bench on the 14th of December, 1993 as Additional Judge, Peshawar High Court. He was eventually confirmed as Judge of Peshawar High Court in June, 1995.

         He was appointed as Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court on 25th of April, 2000. During this time, he twice served as acting Governor N.W.F.P.

          In 2002, he was elevated as Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan. He served as a Judge of Supreme Court for more than 8 years and during this period, he twice remained the acting Chief Justice of Pakistan and also as acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.

         He retired as a Judge of Supreme Court in February 2010. He enjoys good reputation and commands respect among the members of the bar.

         He was elevated as Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on 05.06.2014 and relinquished the charge of the office on 06.12.2014.








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