Fazal Akbar

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Fazal Akbar
Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
4 June 1968 – 17 November 1968
Appointed by Ayub Khan
Preceded by Sheikh Abdur Rehman
Succeeded by Hamoodur Rahman
Personal details
Born November 1903
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Inns of Court School of Law

Fazal-e-Akbar (born November 1903, date of death unknown) graduated in Arts from St. Xavier College, Calcutta, India. He graduated in Law from University of Calcutta and was called to Bar from Lincoln's Inn, London in 1930.

He started his career as a lawyer at Fort William High Court in 1931. From 1931 to 1943 he also taught Jurisprudence at the University of Calcutta. In 1943, he was appointed District and Sessions Judge, in which capacity he worked till 1946.

After partition he became Special Officer of the Judicial Department and Registrar East Pakistan High Court. In 1949 he was elevated as the Judge of the High Court of East Pakistan. Justice Fazal-e-Akbar was deputed as Chairman Railway Tribunal in 1950 and Chairman University Commission in 1954.

He was elevated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan in May 1960. Justice Fazal-e-Akbar became the sixth Chief Justice of Pakistan replacing Dr. Justice S.A. Rehman on June 4, 1968. He retired on November 17, 1968.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sheikh Abdur Rehman
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Hamoodur Rahman