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Mr. Justice Syed Muhammad Farooq Shah, Judge

Appointed as Judge, Federal Shariat Court on 09th February, 2018.

 Date of Birth: 1st  October, 1955
  • M.A. , LLB (From Karachi University)


  • On 23-11-1978, enrolled as an Advocate District Courts by Sindh Bar Council.
  • On 31-12-1980, enrolled as an Advocate High Courts.
  • Started practicing as an Associate of Late Mr. Z.U. Ahmed Advocate as well as an       independent counsel on both criminal and civil side.
  • In November 1983 qualified examination of Civil Judges conducted by Sindh Public Service Commission and consequently appointed as a Civil Judge & 1st Class Magistrate; took charge on 04.03.1983 at Taluka Gari Yasin, District Shikarpur and on further transfer posted at District Thatta, District Jacobabad, District Hyderabad and lastly at District Mirpurkhas @ Sindh Province.
  • On promotion as a Senior Civil Judge/Assistant Sessions Judge/Rent Controller posted at District Hyderabad and Jacobabad @ Sindh. On further promotion as an Additional District & Sessions Judge in the year 1995, remained posted at District Karachi (South); Shahdadpur and again at Karachi District South; from where in the year 2000 my services were transferred to the affairs of Federation.
  • On Deputation, posted as Deputy Secretary Administration, Finance & Accounts and tendered legal opinions in the Ministry of Law, Justice & HR Division.
  • On promotion as District & Sessions Judge posted as Joint Secretary Opinion and subsequently discharged enormous duties as a Joint Secretary Administration in Law, Justice & HR Division at Islamabad; also performed functions as a Member of the Drug Appellate Board; dealt with Representation filed against the orders of Wafaqi Mohtasib & Tax Ombudsman, as well.
  • Secretary/Head of Department in the office of Attorney General of Pakistan.
  • Senior Consultant Law, Justice & HR Division.
  • In November 2008 repatriated to the parent Department.
  • On repatriation posted as Project Director (Access to Justice Program), High Court of Sindh.Completed 14 Judicial Complexes within the short span of nine months.Judicial Complexes at Tando Adam & Sehwan Sharif were inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice ® Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary.
  • Plinth/Foundation of administration block at Karachi was laid down during mentioned period under the supervision of the then Chief Justice/Judges of High Court of Sindh.
  • Subsequently, my services were again transferred to the affairs of the Federation and in the Year 2009 I was posted as Judicial Member Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue (Former ITAT).
  • Elevated to the Bench and took Oath on 27th June, 2012 as a Judge of Sindh High Court and decided causes of different nature including Constitution Petitions, Criminal Appeals, Civil Cases/Appeals, Rent Matters etc at different Benches & Circuits @ Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkar & Larkana; also acted as an Administrative Judge Anti-Terrorism Courts of Sindh for about 15 Months.
  • On Superannuation, the legal fraternity both Bench & Bar had paid a rich tribute during a Full Court Reference held on 28th September 2017.
  • On 09th February, 2018, the Hon’ble Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court (FSC) Justice Sh. Najam Ul Hasan administered Oath to Justice Syed Muhamad Farooq Shah as FSC Judge. Earlier, President Mamnoon Hussain appointed Justice Syed Muhammad Farooq Shah as FSC Judge for three years on recommendation of Judicial Commission of Pakistan and parliamentary committee.
  • Attended Refreshers Course/Training of Judicial Officers @ Pakistan Judicial Academy at Islamabad in The Year 1991-1992.
  • Fundamentals of Electronic office from 16-04-2001 to 12-05-2001 at Islamabad, Pakistan Computer Bureau.
  • Singapore Cooperation Program Training Awards at Singapore from 05 to 20 March, 2001, Conducted by Supreme Court, Singapore.
  • Promoting the rule of law and Strengthening the Criminal Justice System at the International Training Centers, SEOUL (South Korea), from 11 to 30th, October, 2001.
  • DIAL (Development Of Internet For Asian Laws), Training on 9th and 10th May 2002 at COMSATS, Institute of Information Technology at Islamabad.
  • Workshop on Computer Networking, Internet Firewall & Proxies Conducted By NIPA at Karachi from 18 to 22 March, 2002.
  • Judicial Training Course for ADJ's at Sindh Judicial Academy Karachi from 2nd July to 20th July 1995.
  • Workshops on Anti-Terrorism Laws at Vienna, Austria and Berlin/Germany in September, 2008.
  • Organized basic Computer Orientation Training Course at Sindh Judicial Academy from 20-02-2009 to 13-05-2009 for Judicial Officers.
  • Course on 'Mediation as an ADR Mechanism' on December 20 & 21, 2010 at Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi.









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