Justice Wajih-ud-din Ahmed is a retired senior justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, a human rights activist, and former professor of law at the Sindh Muslim Law College.He is the son of highly-reputed Chief Justice of West Pakistan High Court and Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Waheed-ud-din Ahmed.
|In Urdu :||وجیہ الدین احمد|
|Nick Name :||Wajihuddin|
|Education:||Matriculated from Sindh Islamic Monastery, moving Lahore Punjab, Christian College University where he attained BA in Liberal Arts in 1962.|
|Height:||5 ft 7 inches|
|Date:||1 December 1938|
|Place:||New Delhi, British India|
|Citizenship:||British India (1938–1947) Pakistan (1947)|
|Role:||Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan|
|Dates:||5 May 1998 – 12 October 1999|
|Preceded By:||Nawaz Sharif|
|Succeeded By:||Rafiq Tarar|
|Political Party:||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|In Office 2|
|Role:||Chief Justice Sindh High Court|
|Dates:||5 November 1997 – 4 May 1998|
|Preceded By:||Mamoon Kazi|
|Succeeded By:||Kamal Mansur Alam|
Wajih-ud-din Ahmed was created into an Urdu-speaking practising attorney family members in New Delhi, British India, on 1 Dec 1938. His dad, Waheed-ud-din Ahmed, was also a jurist and experienced held a exclusive in Delhi Large Court; his family members migrated to Pakistan after self-reliance in 1947. His father, Waheed-ud-din Ahmed, increased up to become respected judge, ultimately securing sessions as Main Justice of Sindh Large Court and consequently appointed as older justice of Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan.
Upon settling in Karachi, Wajih-ud-din Ahmed attended and matriculated from Sindh Islamic Monastery, moving Lahore Punjab for his further research. He enrolled in the Forman Christian college where he gained BA in Liberal Arts in 1962. In 1963, he signed up for Sindh Muslim University to read regulation and finally graduated with LLB level in 1966. In 1967, he started his doctoral research in law in the Karachi University or college; he was granted JD level by Karachi University or college in 1971.He avoided keeping any judicial workplace, whether elected or appointed, during his father’s tenure like a judge. Consequently, he remained from the SM University as a teacher of law, providing lectures and teaching regulation for undergraduate and post-graduate level programs.
Kid of highly reputed Key Justice of Western world Pakistan Great Courtroom and Judge from the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan, Justice Waheeduddin Ahmed, Justice Wajih enrolled as an advocate from the Sindh Great Courtroom and remained Lecturer on the SM Laws University for LL. B. and LL. M. classes. He was consecutively elected as leader Sindh Great Courtroom Club Association unopposed in 1977 and 1978 and elected Leader of Karachi Club association in 1981. Advocate Wajih was appointed Position Council for AUTHORITIES in 1984 and Advocate General Sindh on 19 November 1986 and raised towards the Bench from the SHC being a Judge in 1988. He became the principle Justice from the Sindh Large Courtroom from 5 November 1997 to 4 Might 1998 and shifted to the Supreme Courtroom in 1998. During his tenure as SHC CJ, many sou moto activities were used.
He was consecutively elected as president Sindh High Court Bar Association unopposed in 1977 and 1978 and elected President of Karachi Bar association in 1981. Advocate Wajih was appointed Standing Council for Federal Government in 1984 and Advocate General Sindh on 19 November 1986 and was elevated to the Bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) as a Judge in 1988. He became the Chief Justice of the SHC from 5 November 1997 to 4 May 1998 and moved to the Supreme Court in 1998. During his tenure as Chief Justice SHC, most sou moto actions were taken.
He acted as Returning Officer during 1997 Presidential Elections and then appeared as presidential candidate against Musharraf in 2007. Since 2011, he has been active in national politics through Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and is currently a forerunner on PTI platform for the presidential election 2013.
He has been the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture and a visiting Professor at the Hamdard School of Law. He also authored a book titled ‘Meezan’ which is a compilation of interviews, speeches and writings and also depicts the authoritarian polity during the Musharraf regime.
Justice Wajeeh opposed Martial law
He was very vocal against the martial law, ever since it was imposed by the military regime in Pakistan. Justice (R) Wajeehuddin Ahmed declined to take oath in January 2000 under the Provisional Constitution Order promulgated by Pervez Musharraf. Being then the youngest judge of the Supreme Court he was poised to become the Chief Justice in the many years of his remaining service. Refusing to take oath he preferred to retire and never accepted, though he was offered, any office under Pervez Musharraf.
Arrest in November 2007
He was extremely vocal against the martial regulation, ever since it had been imposed from the army program in Pakistan. He had not been arrested in the beginning (3 November 2007), but down the road 21 November 2007 he was caught, and taken up to an unfamiliar location. Nevertheless, he premiered after some time.
Candidate of Presidential elections 2013
On 30 July 2013, he was the only opponent of Mamnoon Hussain to become the next president of Pakistan. He was nominated by Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf. Wajeeh Ahmed received 77 votes and Hussain got 432 votes.