Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sh. Najam ul Hasan was born on 15.3.1952 at Lahore. His father late Sh. Jan Hussain was a prominent lawyer of the West Pakistan High Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The Hon’ble Judge 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. The Hon’ble Judge joined the Law Chamber of Khawaja Sultan Ahmad, Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, conducted and assisted in many important legal matters and trials. The Hon’ble Judge 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 important Criminal Cases of heinous 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.
The Hon’ble Judge remained Standing Counsel for WAPDA for many years, provided legal advice to different noteable Companies like Philips Electrical Company, Kanor Industries Dawood Group of Industries, Kakasheen Industries, Best Fruit Juices and many others 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, the Hon’ble Judge was appointed as Chairman of the Punjab Bar Council Tribunal, Lahore. He worked as Election Tribunal, Punjab and in this capacity decided a lot of important cases. His lordship remained Member of Board of Governor 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. The Hon’ble Judge 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.