Famous Judges from Pakistan

List of notable or famous judges from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in Pakistan and even some popular judges who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from Pakistan is included when available.

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  • Abdul Hameed Dogar
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    Abdul Hameed Dogar

    Abdul Hameed Dogar (Urdu: عبدالحمید ڈوگر‎) is a Pakistani jurist who served as the former Justice of Sindh High Court, before being appointed Chief Justice of Pakistan by President Pervez Musharraf, after he dismissed the superior judiciary and declared emergency rule in 2007.Following Musharraf's resignation, the judiciary was restored in 2009. On 31 July 2009, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that the taking oath on PCO was not legal and that Justice Dogar was never a Constitutional Chief Justice of Pakistan as the office of the Chief Justice of Pakistan was never vacant by the de jure Chief Justice, hence treated him the de facto Chief Justice of Pakistan by protecting his all ...more
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Khairpur District
  • Sir Mian Abdul Rashid, KCSI (Urdu: سر میاں عبد الرشيد‎; 29 June 1889 – 6 November 1981) was the first Chief Justice of Pakistan, legal philosopher, one of the founding fathers of Pakistan, and a jurist.
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1889-1981)
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ajmal Mian (Urdu : اجمل میاں) (4 July 1934 – 16 October 2017) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 23 December 1997 to 30 June 1999.
    • Age: 88
    • Birthplace: Delhi, India
  • Chief Justice Alvin "Bobby" Robert Cornelius (8 May 1903 – 21 December 1991), HPk, was a Pakistani jurist, legal philosopher and judge, serving as the 4th Chief Justice of Pakistan from 1960 until 1968. In addition, he served as Law Minister in the cabinet of Yahya Khan, 1969 – 16 December 1971. Cornelius was born in Agra, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in the British Indian Empire, to an Anglo-Indian Christian family. He did his schooling from St. Peter's College, Agra. Cornelius graduated from Allahabad University in India and Selwyn College at Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He was commissioned into the Indian Civil Service and was the assistant commissioner in the Punjab Province, ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1903-1991)
    • Birthplace: Agra, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India, Agra district
  • Bashir Jehangiri

    Justice Muhammad Bashir Jehangiri (Urdu : محمد بشیر جہانگیری, born 1 February 1937) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 7 January 2002 to 31 January 2002. Previously, he served as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court.
    • Age: 86
    • Birthplace: Mansehra, Pakistan
  • Justice Dorab Framrose Patel (b. 1924 – d.15 March 1997), was a Pakistan jurist of Parsi descent, and lawmaker who served as a former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Justice Patel was a prominent campaigner for human rights, and was a founding member of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 1987 and the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. A Parsi by faith, he rose up the ranks of the judiciary to become one of Pakistan's most senior most judges, only to resign on principle after refusing to take an oath of allegiance to Chief Martial Law Administrator and Chief of Army Staff at that time, General Zia-ul-Haq in ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1924-1997)
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India