Balochistan High Court

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Balochistan High Court
A Corner View of the Balochistan High Court Building, Quetta, Pakistan.jpg
A Corner View of the Balochistan High Court Building
Established1 December 1976
Country Pakistan
LocationPrincipal Seat: Quetta, Balochistan
Circuit Benches: Sibi & Turbat
Composition methodPresidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of Pakistan and Governor of Balochistan.
Authorized byConstitution of Pakistan
Decisions are appealed toSupreme Court of Pakistan
Judge term lengthTill 62 years of age
No. of positions15
WebsiteBalochistan High Court
Chief Justice
CurrentlyJustice Tahira Safdar
Since1 September 2018

The High Court of Balochistan (Urdu: عدالت عالیہ بلوچستان‎) is the highest judicial institution of Balochistan, Pakistan. The court is formally known as High Court of Balochistan. It is situated at the provincial capital Quetta. Mir Ali Dost Bugti was the first judge of Balochistan High Court. Currently Justice Mrs. Tahira Safdar is the Chief Justice.

Justices of Balochistan High Court[edit]

Balochistan High Court is headed by a Chief Justice. The bench consist of Justices and additional judges. The retirement age of Chief Justice and Justices is 62 years. The Additional Judges are initially appointed for one year. After that their services could either be extended or they could be confirmed or they are retired.

Current Composition[edit]

The High Court of Balochistan is currently made up of the following Justices (in order of seniority).[1] In January 2018, President of Pakistan increased the number of judges from eleven to fifteen.[2]

No. Name Appointment Retirement Note(s)
1 Tahira Safdar 7 September 2009 4 October 2019 Elevated as Additional Judge on 7 September 2009 and confirmed as judge on 11 May 2011 and took oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of Balochistan on 1 September 2018.
2 Jamal Khan Mandokhail 7 September 2009 10 November 2023 Elevated as Additional Judge on 7 September 2009 and confirmed as judge of the High Court of Balochistan on 11 May 2011.
3 Naeem Akhtar Afghan 12 May 2011 28 June 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 12 May 2011 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan on 11 May 2012.
4 Muhammad Hashim Kakar 12 May 2011 17 September 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 12 May 2011 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan on 11 May 2012.
5 Muhammad Ejaz Swati 30 August 2013 5 June 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 30 August 2013 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan on 2 September 2015.
6 Muhammad Kamran Khan Mulakhail 30 August 2013 18 January 2030 Elevated as Additional Judge on 30 August 2013 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan on 2 September 2015.
7 Zaheer-ud-Din Kakar 13 August 2016 22 April 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 13 August 2016 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan.
8 Abdullah Baloch 13 August 2016 14 March 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 13 August 2016 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan.
9 Nazir Ahmed Langove 4 November 2016 5 April 2024 Elevated as Additional Judge on 4 November 2016 and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan.
10 Vacant
11 Vacant
12 Vacant
13 Vacant
14 Vacant
15 Vacant

PCO 25 March 1981[edit]

  • Khuda Baksh Mari Did not take oath under Pco was chief justice
  • Zakaullah Lodhi Took oath under PCO become chief justice
  • Abdul Qadeer Chaudhri Took oath under PCO (on requests of fellow lawmakers and jurists)
  • Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Took oath under PCO

Justice(R) M.A Rasheed also did not take oath under PCO

PCO 26 January 2000[edit]

  • Iftikhar Muhammad Choudri Took oath under PCO was chief justice
  • Javed Iqbal Took oath under PCO
  • Raja Fayaz Ahmed Took oath under PCO
  • Amanullah Khan Yasinzai Took oath under PCO
  • Fazal ur Rehman Took oath under PCO

PCO 3 November 2007[edit]

  • Amanullah Khan Yasinzai take oath under PCO was chief justice
  • Ahmed Khan Lashari take oath under PCO
  • Akhtar Zaman Malghani take oath under PCO
  • Nadir Khan Durani take oath under PCO
  • Mehta Kelash Nath take oath under PCO

List of Retired Judges[edit]

  • Khuda Bakhsh Marri 21-10-1970 25-03-1981
  • Abdul Hayee Qureshi 07-02-1972 23-07-1978
  • M.A Rasheed 08-10-1977 18-09-1978
  • Zakaullah Lodhi 01-12-1976 19-10-1984
  • Mir Hazar Khan Khoso 20-06-1977 29-09-1991
  • Abdul Qadeer Chaudhary 20-06-1977 13-12-1989
  • Muhammad Jaffar Naim 14-05-1981 23-02-1985
  • Muftikhar-ud-Din 22-05-1982 09-03-1990
  • Ajmal Mian 17-03-1980 29-03-1987
  • Munawar Ahmed Mirza 31-03-1985 16-11-1996
  • Nazir Ahmed Bhatti 03-04-1985 07-09-1987
  • Amir-ul-Mulk Mengal 26-03-1986 22-04-1999
  • Iftikhar Muhammad 06-04-1990 04-02-2000

Chaudhary

  • Muhammad Nawaz Marri 07-03-1996 07-01-2000
  • Javed Iqbal 07-03-1996 28-04-2000
  • Raja Fayyaz Ahmed 27-01-1997 14-09-2005
  • Amanullah Khan 27-01-1997 5-08-2009
  • Fazal-ur-Rahman 21.06.1999 12-04-2005
  • Ahmed Khan Lashari 06-09-2000 5-08-2009
  • Tariq Mehmood 06-09-2000 16-04-2002
  • Akhtar Zaman 05-09-2002 5-08-2009
  • Nadir Khan 05-09-2002 5-08-2009
  • Kelash Nath 26-11-2004 5-08-2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honourable Judges of BHC". High Court of Balochistan. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "www.molaw.gov.pk/frmDetails.aspx". www.molaw.gov.pk. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

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