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The Chief Justice of Pakistan heads the Supreme Court of Pakistan. These are the names of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (known as the Federal Court until 1960).

List[edit]

Temporal Order Name of Chief Justice From To
1 Sir Abdul Rashid (Chief Justice, Federal Court) 7 June 1949 29 June 1954
2 Muhammad Munir (Chief Justice, Federal Court) 29 June1954 2 May 1960
3 Muhammad Shahabuddin 3 May 1960 12 May 1960
4 A. R. Cornelius 13 May 1960 29 February 1968
5 Dr. S. A. Rahman 1 March 1968 3 June 1968
6 Fazal Akbar 4 June 1968 17 November 1968
7 Hamoodur Rahman 18 November 1968 31 October 1975
8 Muhammad Yaqub Ali 1 November 1975 22 September 1977
9 S. Anwarul Haq 23 September 1977 25 March 1981
10 Mohammad Haleem 23 March 1981 31 December 1989
11 Muhammad Afzal Zullah 1 January 1990 18 April 1993
12 Dr. Nasim Hasan Shah 17 April 1993 14 April 1994
* Saad Saud Jan (Acting) 15 April 1994 4 June 1994
13 Sajjad Ali Shah 5 June 1994 2 December 1997
14 Ajmal Mian 23 December 1997 30 June 1999
15 Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui 1 July 1999 26 January 2000 (Declined Provisional Constitutional Order, subsequently resigned)
16 Irshad Hasan Khan 26 January 2000 6 January 2002
17 Bashir Jehangiri 7 January 2002 31 January 2002
18 Sheikh Riaz Ahmad 1 February 2002 31 December 2003
19 Nazim Hussain Siddiqui 31 December 2003 29 June 2005
20 Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry 30 June 2005 9 March 2007 (suspended)
* Javaid Iqbal (Acting) 9 March 2007 24 March 2007
* Rana Bhagwandas (Acting) 24 March 2007 20 July 2007
20 Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry 20 July 2007 (restored) 3 November 2007 (terminated)
*a (see below) Abdul Hameed Dogar (de facto) 3 November 2007 21 March 2009
20 Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry 22 March 2009 (restored) 11 December 2013
21 Tassaduq Hussain Jillani 12 December 2013 6 July 2014
22 Nasir-ul-Mulk 6 July 2014 Incumbent
  • a: All verdicts made under Abdul Hameed Dogar were annulled due to the illegality of the appointment

Time Line[edit]

Nasir-ul-Mulk Tassadduq Hussain Jillani Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Abdul Hameed Dogar Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Rana Bhagwandas Javaid Iqbal Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Nazim Hussain Siddiqui Sheikh Riaz Ahmad Bashir Jehangiri Irshad Hasan Khan Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui Ajmal Mian Sajjad Ali Shah Saad Saud Jan Nasim Hasan Shah Muhammad Afzal Zullah Mohammad Haleem S. Anwarul Haq Muhammad Yaqub Ali Hamoodur Rahman Fazal Akbar S. A. Rahman A. R. Cornelius Muhammad Shahabuddin Muhammad Munir Abdul Rashid

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