Mian Saqib Nisar (Law & Orders)

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Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is the Chief Justice of Supreme court of Pakistan . He was appointed as Chief Justice by Pakistani President Syed Mamnoon Hussain and he took oath on December 31 , 2016 after retirement of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali .Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on January 18, 1954 at Lahore Punjab , Pakistan. He was appointed as a Judge of the Lahore High Court on May 22, 1998. He was elevated as Judge of Supreme Court on 18th February  2010. On December 31, 2016 he became the Chief Justice of Pakistan. [1]  Chief Justice of Supreme court of Pakistan 
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Mian Saqib Nisar

  • In Urdu:

    میاں ثاقب نثار‎

  • Famous As:

    25th Chief Justice of Pakistan

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Education:

    Government College University Punjab University

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Chief Justice

  • Advocate of the Lahore High Court:

    In office 1982–1994

  • Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association:

    In office 1991–1992

  • Law Secretary of Pakistan:

    In office 29 March 1997 – 1999

  • Justice of the Lahore High Court:

    In office 1994 – 21 May 1998

  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan:

    Assumed office 18 February 2010

  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan:

    Nominated by:Yousaf Raza Gillani

  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan:

    Appointed by:Asif Zardari

  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan:

    Assumed office 18 February 2010

  • 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan:

    Assumed Office: 31 December 2016

  • 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan:

    Appointed by:Mamnoon Hussain

  • 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan:

    Nominated by:Nawaz Sharif

  • 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan:

    Preceded by:Anwar Zaheer Jamali,

  • Born
  • Date:

    18 January 1954

  • Place:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Early Life

Mian Saqib Nisar
Mian Saqib Nisar

Born

Honorable Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on 18.01.1954 at Lahore.

Education

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.[2]  Education 

Career

Profession as an Advocate

Mian Saqib Nisar Taking Oath of Chief Justice of Pakistan
Mian Saqib Nisar Taking Oath of Chief Justice of Pakistan
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.

International Youth Conference

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.

Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association

Chief Justice of Pakistan
Chief Justice of Pakistan
He was elected as Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1991 and he was appointed Federal Law Secretary on March 29 , 1997 and it is for the first time in the history of the Pakistan that some one from the Bar had been appointed to such post.[3]  Secretary General of Lahore High Court Bar Association 

International Conference

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”.[4]  International Conference 

Civil Procedure Code and the Constitution

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.[5]  Civil Procedure Code and the Constitution 

Specialised in Civil Commercial Tax and Constitutional Laws

Saqib Nisar
Saqib Nisar
Justice Nisar specialised in civil, commercial, tax and constitutional laws and appeared in a large number of important constitutional cases both in the LHC and the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice of Pakistan from Dec 31

Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who has been notified by President Mamnoon Hussain to be the next chief justice of Pakistan from Dec 31, will hold the exalted office for two years and 18 days.The top judge, who replaces Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, will lay down his robes on January 18, 2019 after reaching the age of retirement, 65 years. He was born on January 18, 1954.After Justice Saqib Nisar will be sworn in as the chief justice on Dec 31, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will become the senior most judge of the apex court after him.[6] Chief Justice of Pakistan from Dec 31 

Decision

Neither the president nor the prime minister or any other State institution has any role whatsoever in the appointment of the Supreme Court chief justice. It was conclusively decided by the apex court itself once and for all long time ago that any judge, who was the senior most after the chief justice, would get this office after the retirement of the incumbent top judge. The issuance of notification of the appointment of the chief justice by the president is just a formality.

lecturer at Punjab Law College and Pakistan College of Law

Justice Mian Saqib Nisar
Justice Mian Saqib Nisar
Nisar has also worked as a part-time lecturer at Punjab Law College and Pakistan College of Law, where he taught Civil Procedure Code and the Constitution.[7]  lecturer 

Notable Cases

He was a member of the Supreme Court bench which heard the case against 21st Constitutional Amendment, the amendment which authorized the establishment of military courts to hear terrorism cases after the incident which killed 141 people including 132 children in a school in Peshawar on 16 December 2014.He also heard the case where Pakistan Railways's land worth Rs10 billion was allotted to Royal Palm Golf Club by Musharraf government which federal government of Nawaz Sharif wanted back in 2014.

Justice Saqib Nisar made the declaration in Lahore amid a genuine meeting with assignments from the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) who had assembled to pay tribute to the administrations rendered by the main justice to open a free Legal Clinic after the retirement. He said, "I will offer free legal assistance to the oppressed, poor and helpless people at my free legal clinic,". He added that even after the retirement he will continue to play his role for the betterment of the country. 

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar Era comes to an End

Respectable Chief Justice Saqib Nisar's Era has finally come to an end today on 17th January 2019 after 2 years and 18 days however his tenure as a Chief Justice is worth remembering. The CJP Nisar obviously changed his methodology in the most recent year of his residency and began a one of a kind' legal activism, which was totally not quite the same as what he did as prevalent court judge all through his 20-year profession. Many lawyers have explained his judicial activism as a ‘U-turn’ in his approach. He had been professional official all through his vocation however in his last year, he wound up incredulous about forces of the official.


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