Lahore High Court (Law (Court))

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) is located in Lahore Punjab Pakistan.The Lahore High Court (LHC) has legal control/area of legal control over Punjab.It was established as a high court on 21 March 1919.The High Court's principal seat is in Lahore but there are benches in three other Pakistani cities, Rawalpindi, Multan and Bahawalpur. A proposal was sent by lawyers to organized new high court benches in Faisalabad, Sialkot, Dera Ghazi Khan and Gujranwala divisions but full court of Lahore High Court turned down this request.

Title Description
Basic Information
Formed: 1919
Details
Court Name: Lahore High Court
In Urdu: عدالت عالیہ لاہور‬‎
Established: 1919
Location: Lahore
Country: Pakistan
Composition Method: Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of Pakistan and Governor of Punjab.
Authorized By: Constitution of Pakistan
Decisions are Appealed to: Supreme Court of Pakistan
Judge Term Length: Till 62 years of age
Number of Positions: 60
Current Executive: Hon'ble Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali
Since: 28 June 2016
Lead Position Ends : 27 November 2024
Website: http://www.lawsofpakistan.com/


History

he History of the High Court at Lahore is Spread Over the Last Hundred and Fifty Years. By 1830, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the famous Sikh ruler of Punjab, consolidated the innumerable small principalities ruled by independent chieftains in the Province. Before the consolidation, there were no Judicial Courts, no written laws and no established authority to maintain or enforce them. The chieftains decided cases according to their own whims and discretions certain rules of customs for settlement of civil and criminal disputes through arbitrators governed the field, but they were by no means uniform or reputable.Even during Maharaja Ranjit Singh's period, no great judicial reforms were introduced. The Saddar Adulate Court (Chief Court) at Lahore was the sole Court in his realm. There were officers dealing with fiscal and military matters, but none specifically to dispense civil or criminal justice.[1]  History 

Chief Justice

Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali took oath as new Chief Justice of Lahore High Court on Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 to become the 46th Chief Justice of the LHC. Governor Punjab Rafiq Rajwana administered oath to him in an auspicious ceremony at Governor House.Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was also present on this occasion among the lawyers and other senior judges.Justice Yawar will retire on October 22, 2018 after staying in this position for eight months and fifteen day.[2] Chief Justice

Administration

  1. Principal Seat
  2. Rawalpindi Bench
  3. Multan Bench
  4. Bahawalpur Bench
  5. Former Registrar

Departments

  1. IT Department
  2. Research Center
  3. NJP Implementation Cell

Current Composition

No. Name Appointment Retirement Note(s)
1 Muhammad Yawar Ali 19 February 2010 22 October 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court. He took oath as Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court on 6 February 2018.
2 Muhammad Anwaarul Haq 19 February 2010 31 December 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
3 Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan 19 February 2010 31 December 2019 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
4 Mamoon Rashid Sheikh 19 February 2010 18 March 2020 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
5 Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan 19 February 2010 22 June 2020 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
6 Muhammad Qasim Khan 19 February 2010 5 July 2021 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
7 Sayyed Muhammad Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi 19 February 2010 31 August 2022 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 19 February 2010 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
8 Syed Muhammad Kazim Raza Shamsi 12 May 2011 5 September 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 May 2011 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
9 Amin ud Din Khan 12 May 2011 30 November 2022 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 May 2011 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
10 Muhammad Ameer Bhatti 12 May 2011 7 March 2024 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 May 2011 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
11 Malik Shahzad Ahmed Khan 12 May 2011 14 March 2024 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 May 2011 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
12 Abdul Sami Khan 27 March 2012 16 March 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 27 March 2012 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
13 Ibad ur Rehman Lodhi 27 March 2012 27 December 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 27 March 2012 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
14 Shujaat Ali Khan 27 March 2012 22 April 2026 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 27 March 2012 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
15 Ayesha A.Malik 27 March 2012 2 June 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 27 March 2012 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
16 Shahid Waheed 27 March 2012 24 December 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 27 March 2012 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
17 Ali Baqir Najafi 16 April 2012 14 September 2025 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 16 April 2012 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
18 Atir Mahmood 12 April 2013 08 Mar 2021 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 April 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
19 Shahid Bilal Hassan 12 April 2013 11 March 2027 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 April 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
20 Aalia Neelum 12 April 2013 11 November 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 April 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
21 Abid Aziz Sheikh 12 April 2013 25 April 2029 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 12 April 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
22 Muhammad Tariq Abbasi 29 October 2013 30 March 2021 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 29 October 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
23 Ch. Muhammad Masood Jahangir 29 October 2013 2 December 2022 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 29 October 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
24 Sadaqat Ali Khan 29 October 2013 20 January 2029 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 29 October 2013 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
25 Shams Mehmood Mirza 22 March 2014 6 March 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 22 March 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
26 Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi 22 March 2014 21 April 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 22 March 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
27 Shahid Jamil Khan 22 March 2014 29 April 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 22 March 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
28 Faisal Zaman Khan 22 March 2014 30 July 2029 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 22 March 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
29 Khalid Mehmood Malik 7 November 2014 26 March 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
30 Ali Akbar Qureshi 7 November 2014 28 December 2018 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
31 Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed 7 November 2014 25 March 2019 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
32 Ch. Mushtaq Ahmed 7 November 2014 6 April 2021 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
33 Masud Abid Naqvi 7 November 2014 4 July 2026 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
34 Shahid Karim 7 November 2014 19 August 2026 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
35 Mirza Viqas Rauf 7 November 2014 26 April 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
36 Ch. Muhammad Iqbal 7 November 2014 31 October 2028 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 7 November 2014 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
37 Shahid Mubeen 8 June 2015 31 December 2019 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 8 June 2015 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
38 Sardar Ahmad Naeem 8 June 2015 30 June 2022 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 8 June 2015 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
39 Raja Shahid Mehmood Abbasi 8 June 2015 24 January 2025 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 8 June 2015 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
40 Shehram Sarwar Ch. 8 June 2015 23 April 2030 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 8 June 2015 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
41 Muhammad Sajid Mehmood Sethi 8 June 2015 18 May 2030 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 8 June 2015 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
42 Sardar Muhammad Sarfraz Dogar 8 June 2015 2 July 2030 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 8 June 2015 and confirmed as justice of Lahore High Court.
43 Mujahid Mustaqeem Ahmed 26 November 2016 24 April 2020 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.
44 Tariq Iftikhar Ahmad 26 November 2016 7 September 2019 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.
45 Asjad Javaid Ghural 26 November 2016 29 April 2026 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.
46 Tariq Salim Sheikh 26 November 2016 23 June 2027 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.
47 Jawad Hassan 26 November 2016 27 July 2029 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.
48 Muzamil Akhtar Shabir 26 November 2016 13 January 2031 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.
49 Ch. Abdul Aziz 26 November 2016 8 September 2033 Elevated to the Bench as Additional Judge on 26 November 2016.[3] Composition

Former Chief Justices

  1. Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (28.06.2016 to 06.02.2018)
  2. Mr. Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan (06.11.2015 to 27.06.2016)
  3. Mr. Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik (30.03.2015 to 05.11.2015)
  4. Mr. Justice Kh. Imtiaz Ahmad (17.06.2014 to 29.03.2015)
  5. Mr. Justice Umar Ata Bandial (01.06.2012 to 16.06.2014)
  6. Mr. Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed (17.11.2011 to 31.05.2012)
  7. Mr. Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry (09.12.2010 to 16.11.2011)
  8. Mr. Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif (14.04.2009 to 08.12.2010)
  9. Mr. Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain (01.01.2008 to 13.04.2009)
  10. Mr. Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry (07-09-2002 to 31-12-2007)
  11. Mr.Justice Falak Sher (14-07-2000 to 07-09-2002)
  12. Mr. Justice Mian Allah Nawaz (07-02-2000 to 17-07-2000)
  13. Mr. Justice Rashid Aziz Khan (1997 to 04-02-2000)
  14. Mr. Justice Sh. Riaz Ahmad (1997-1997)
  15. Mr. Justice Sh. Ijaz Nisar (1996-1997)
  16. Mr. Justice Khalil-Ur-Rehman Khan (1996-1996)
  17. Mr. Justice Mian Mahboob Ahmad (1991-1995)
  18. Mr. Justice Mohammad Rafique Tarar (1989-1991)
  19. Mr. Justice Abdul Shakurul Salam (1988-1989)
  20. Mr.Justice Ghulam Mujaddid Mirza (04-10-1986 to 27-04-1988)
  21. Mr. Justice Dr. Javed Iqbal (20-10-1982 to 04-10-1986)
  22. Mr. Justice Shamim Hussain Qadri (1980-1982)
  23. Mr. Justice Maulvi Mushtaq Hussain (1978-1980)
  24. Mr. Justice Aslam Riaz Hussain (1976-1978)
  25. Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Iqbal(1972-1976)
  26. Mr. Justice Sheikh Anwarul Haq (1970-1972)
  27. Mr. Justice Qadeer-ud-Din Ahmad (1969-1970)
  28. Mr. Justice Waheed-ud-Din Ahmad (1967-1969)
  29. Mr. Justice Inamullah Khan (1965-1967)
  30. Mr. Justice Abdul Aziz Khan (1963-1965)
  31. Mr. Justice Sheikh Manzur Qadir (1962-1963)
  32. Mr. Justice Malik Rustam Kayani (1958-1962)
  33. Mr. Justice Dr. Sheikh Abdul Rahman (1954-1955, 1955-1958)
  34. Mr. Justice Muhammad Munir (1949-1954)
  35. Mr. Justice Sir Abdul Rashid (1946-1948)
  36. Mr. Justice Sir Arthur Trevor Harries (1943-1946)
  37. Mr. Justice Sir John Douglas Young (1934-1943)
  38. Mr. Justice Sir Shadi Lal (1920-1934)
  39. Mr. Justice Sir Henry Adolphus Rattigan (1917-1919)
  40. Mr. Justice Sir Donald Campbell Johnstone (1915-1917)
  41. Mr. Justice Sir Alfred Kensington (1914-1915)
  42. Mr. Justice Sir Arthur Hay Stewart Reid (1909-1914)
  43. Mr. Justice Sir William Ovens Clark (1898-1909)
  44. Mr. Justice Sir Charles Arthur Roe  (1895-1898)
  45. Mr. Justice Sir Henry Meredyth Plowden  (1880-1895)

Puisne Judges

  1. Mr. Justice Charles Richard Lindsay (1877 - 1880)
  2. Mr. Justice Charles Boulnois (1867 - 1877)
  3. Mr. Justice A.A. Roberts (1866 - 1867)

Former Judges

  1. Mr. Justice Shahid Hameed Dar
  2. Mr. Justice Mehmood Maqbool Bajwa
  3. Mr. Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan
  4. Mr. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum
  5. Mr. Justice Sardar Tariq Masood
  6. Mr. Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah
  7. Mr. Justice Abdus Sattar Asghar
  8. Mr. Justice Shoaib Saeed
  9. Mr. Justice Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi
  10. Mr. Justice Ijaz Ahmad
  11. Mr. Justice Sh. Najam Ul Hasan
  12. Mr. Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh
  13. Mr. Justice Ch. Muhammad Younis
  14. Mr. Justice Rauf Ahmad Shaikh
  15. Mr. Justice Sagheer Ahmad Qadri
  16. Mr. Justice Ch. Shahid Saeed
  17. Mr. Justice Abdul Waheed Khan
  18. Mr. Justice Syed Ejaz Hussain Shah
  19. Mr. Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq
  20. Mr. Justice Ch. Muhammad Tariq
  21. Mr. Justice Asad Munir
  22. Mr. Justice Saghir Ahmad
  23. Mr. Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman
  24. Mr. Justice Syed Asghar Haider
  25. Mr. Justice Tariq Shamim
  26. Mr. Justice Muhammad Nawaz Bhatti
  27. Mr. Justice Muhammad Jehangir Arshad
  28. Mr. Justice Sh. Javaid Sarfraz
  29. Mr. Justice M. Bilal Khan
  30. Mr. Justice Nasim Sabir Ch
  31. Mr. Justice Sh. Hakim Ali
  32. Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam
  33. Mr. Justice Muhammad Muzammal Khan
  34. Mr. Justice Mian Muhammad Akram Baitu
  35. Mr. Justice Sh. Abdul Rashid
  36. Mr. Justice Muhammad Ghani
  37. Mr. Justice Rustam Ali Malik
  38. Mr. Justice Sayed Sakhi Hussain Bokhari
  39. Mr. Justice Farrukh Latif
  40. Mr. Justice Ch. Iftikhar Hussain
  41. Mr. Justice M. A. Shahid Siddiqui
  42. Mr. Justice Mian Muhammad Jehangir
  43. Mr. Justice Muhammad Khalid Alvi
  44. Mr. Justice Abdul Shakoor Paracha
  45. Mr. Justice Mian Hamid Farooq
  46. Mr. Justice Muhammad Sair Ali
  47. Mr. Justice Muhammad Farrukh Mahmood
  48. Mr. Justice Muhammad Saeed Akhtar
  49. Mr. Justice Tanvir Bashir Ansari
  50. Mr. Justice Mansoor Ahmad
  51. Justice Mrs. Nasira Iqbal
  52. Mr. Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja
  53. Mr. Justice Nasim Sikandar
  54. Mr. Justice Maulvi Anwar-ul-Haq
  55. Mr. Justice Nazir Ahmad Siddiqui
  56. Mr. Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan
  57. Mr. Justice Muhammad Akhtar Shabbir
  58. Mr. Justice Bashir A. Mujahid
  59. Mr. Justice M. Naeem-ullah Khan Sherwani
  60. Mr.Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa
  61. Mr.Justice Mian Saqib Nisar
  62. Mr.Justice Mian Muhammad Najum-uz-Zaman
  63. Mr. Justice Mian Tariq Mahmood
  64. Mr. Justice Syed Jamshed Ali
  65. Mr. Justice Muhammad Zafar Yasin
  66. Mr. Justice Riaz Kayani
  67. Mr. Justice Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema
  68. Mr. Justice Sayed Najam-ul-Hassan Kazmi
  69. Mr. Justice Ch. Ijaz Ahmad
  70. Mr. Justice Dr. Khalid Ranjha
  71. Mr. Justice Mansoor Alamgir Qazi
  72. Mrs. Justice Fakhar-un-Nisa Khokhar
  73. Mr. Justice Ghulam Mahmood Qureshi
  74. Mr. Justice Mumtaz Ali Mirza
  75. Mr. Justice Sh. Lutfur Rehman
  76. Mr. Justice Ahmad Nawaz Malik
  77. Mr. Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar
  78. Mr. Justice Zafar Pasha Ch.
  79. Mr. Justice Dr. Munir Ahmad Mughal
  80. Mr. Justice Sh. Abdul Razzaq
  81. Mr. Justice Ghulam Sarwar Sheikh
  82. Mr. Justice Sh. Amjad Ali
  83. Mr. Justice Rao Iqbal Ahmad Khan
  84. Mr. Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi
  85. Mr. Justice Mian Saeed-ur-Rehman Farrukh
  86. Mr. Justice Khan Riaz-ud-Din Ahmad
  87. Mr. Justice Zahid Hussain Bokhari
  88. Mr. Justice Raja Muhammad Sabir
  89. Mr. Justice Raja Muhammad Khurshid
  90. Mr. Justice Muhammad Islam Bhatti
  91. Mr. Justice Muhammad Jahfar Hashmi
  92. Mr. Justice M. Javed Butter
  93. Mr. Justice Rao Naeem Hashim Khan
  94. Mr. Justice Miss Tallahat Yaqub
  95. Mr. Justice Karamat Nazir Bhandari
  96. Justice Mrs. Nasira Iqbal
  97. Mr. Justice Rana Arshad Khan
  98. Mr. Justice Amir Alam Khan
  99. Mr. Justice Muhammad Asif Jan
  100. Mr. Justice Riaz Hussain
  101. Mr. Justice Sharif Hussain Bokhari
  102. Mr. Justice Sh. Abdul Manan
  103. Mr. Justice Tasaddaq Hussain Jillani
  104. Mr. Justice M. Javed Butter

Contact Information

  1. Lahore High Court Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, Pakistan
  2. Telephone:    +92 42 99212951 - 66