Anwar Zaheer Jamali

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Anwar Zaheer Jamali
انور ظہیر جمالی
24th Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
10 September 2015 – 30 December 2016[1]
Nominated byMinistry of Law
Appointed byMamnoon Hussain
Preceded byJawwad S. Khawaja
Succeeded byMian Saqib Nisar
Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan
In office
3 July 2014 – 4 December 2014
Nominated byMamnoon Hussain
Preceded byNasir-ul-Mulk
Succeeded bySardar Muhammad Raza Khan[2]
Chief Justice Sindh High Court
In office
27 August 2008 – 2 August 2009
Nominated byParvez Musharraf
Chairman Executive, Sindh Bar Council
In office
1995–1998
Personal details
Born (1951-12-31) 31 December 1951 (age 66)
Hyderabad (Sindh)
NationalityPakistan Pakistani
Spouse(s)Justice Ashraf Jehan[3]

Anwar Zaheer Jamali (Urdu: انور ظہير جمالى‎ born 31 December 1951), is a Pakistani jurist who served as the 24th Chief Justice of Pakistan.[4] He remained in the Supreme Court from 3 August 2009 to 30 December 2016. He has also served as the Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan,[5] and Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court.[6][7] In 1995, he was elected as Chairman Executive Committee (CEC) of the Sindh Bar Council and held this position till his elevation to the Bench.[8] He was highly praised for being one of the few judges who refused to take fresh oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order No.1 of 2007. He took several suo motos as a Chief Justice, notably on several human rights cases.[8]

Early life and education[edit]

Jamali hails from the noble, religious family of Qutub Jamal-ud-Din Hansvi, the disciple of Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar and is a direct descendant of Imam Abu Hanifa.[9]

His parents migrated from Jaipur, India in 1947.[6] He was born in Hyderabad (Sindh) on 30 December 1951.[7] He received his bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Sindh in 1971 and a bachelor's degree in law in 1973 from the same University.[4][10]

Professional career[edit]

He was enrolled at the Sindh Bar Council as an Advocate of the Lower Court on 10.01.1975 and as an Advocate of the Sindh High Court on 13.11.1977.[7] He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court on 14.05.1987.[6] He also served as lecturer at Hyderabad (Sindh) Law College for about two years.

Judicial[edit]

Jamali was elevated as judge of the Sindh High Court in May 1998. He was nominated as Administrative Judge for the Sindh High Court on 7 June 2006 and continued as such till 3 November 2007 when he refused to take fresh oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order No.1 of 2007.[4] He was reappointed as Judge and Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court on 27 August 2008. He was elevated as judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 3 August 2009 and appointed as Acting Chief Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of Pakistan on 3 July 2014. He was appointed as 24th Chief Justice of Pakistan on 10 September 2015 by President Mamnoon Hussain.

Other positions[edit]

  • President District Bar Association Hyderabad in the years 1983-84, 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997-98.[6]
  • Elected Member, Sindh Bar Council from Hyderabad Division for two terms of five years each in the years 1989 and 1990.
  • Elected Chairman Benevolent Fund Committee of Sindh Bar Council in the year 1991.
  • Elected Chairman Executive Committee of Sindh Bar Council in the year 1995.
  • Member Board of Governors for the Government Law College in Sindh (excluding Karachi).
  • Member Syndicate NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in November 1999.
  • Chairman Enrollment Committee, Sindh Bar Council in March 2000.
  • Chairman Provincial Zakat Council Sindh for a term of three years, December 2003.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CJP Jamali hangs up his robe today". nation.com.pk. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ Ali, Akbar. "Justice Sardar Raza Khan named CEC". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ New CJ, his wife among distinguished couples of world judiciary, retrieved 10 September 2015
  4. ^ a b c d "Anwar Zaheer Jamali". Supreme Court of Pakistan. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali takes oath as Acting C". Dunya News TV. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d "Anwar Zaheer Jamali". Supreme Court of Pakistan. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Profile: Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali - SAMAA TV". samaa.tv. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Incoming CJ Jamali belongs to respected family". thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali sworn in as new chief justice of Pakistan - The Express Tribune". tribune.com.pk. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2016.

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