ISLAMABAD: Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took oath as 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan in Islamabad. Here is a look at his career and services.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on 18.01.1954 at Lahore.
He passed his Matriculation from Cathedral High School, Lahore and Graduation from Government College, Lahore, Bachelor of Law was done from the University of Punjab in the year 1979-80.
He joined legal profession as an Advocate on 02.05.1980, was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1982 and as Advocate of the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1994, was elevated as the Judge of the High Court on 22.05.1998 and of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 18.02.2010.
His lordship was member of a delegation representing Pakistan in “International Youth Conference” held in Libya, Tripoli in 1973.
His lordship had been practicing in Civil, Commercial, Tax and Constitutional Law; had appeared in large number of important constitutional cases both in the High Court and the Supreme Court.
His lordship was elected as Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1991; was appointed Federal Law Secretary on 29.03.1997 and it is for the first time in the history of the country that someone from the Bar had been appointed to such post.
His lordship represented the Pakistan in International Conference held in Wilton Park, U.K on the subject of “Pakistan and India at Fifty”.
His lordship led Pakistan delegation to Manila, Philippines in a conference of the Minister level on the subject “Asia Region Transitional Crimes” and also led Pakistan delegation on Human Rights to Switzerland, besides in February, 2009 has participated in conference held in Oslo, Norway under the auspices of Pakistan community in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Islam and Democracy” and read the paper on the “Role of the Courts in Islamic Democratic Society”.
His lordship also has been a part time lecturer at Punjab Law College and Pakistan College of Law, where he taught Civil Procedure Code and the Constitution. – Samaa