Muhammad Afzal Zullah

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Muhammad Afzal Zullah
محمد افضل ظلہ
Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
1 January 1990 – 18 April 1993
Appointed by Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Preceded by Mohammad Haleem
Succeeded by Nasim Hasan Shah
Personal details
Born Template:Birth date 1928
Bijnial, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Died 23 Dec 2011 (Age 83)
Alma mater University of the Punjab

Mohammed Afzal Zullah (Urdu: محمد افضل ظلہ‬) was born on April 19, 1928, at Bijnial, Mandrah in (GUJAR KHAN) district RAWALPINDI.He graduated in 1948 from Punjab University in Arts. In 1950 he received the degree in Law from Punjab University Lahore. He enrolled as a Pleader in 1950 and started practice at Sahiwal. Later on he shifted to Rawalpindi in 1951 and to Lahore in 1961.

He was appointed as Additional Judge of the West Pakistan High Court in May 1968, he became permanent Judge of the High Court in March 1970. He was elevated to the Supreme Court Bench in 1979. In the same year he became member of Shariat Appellate Bench, Supreme Court of Pakistan. He became the Chairman of the Bench in 1982. He acted as the Chief Justice from March 4 to 7, 1984. Justice Zullah remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from January 1, 1990, to March 19, 1993.[1]

He also remained, Member Syndicate, university of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Member Board of Studies in Law University of Multan, Member Board of Trustees Islamic University Islamabad and Member Selection Board Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dogar among nine CJPs not given full court reference". Daily Times (Pakistan). March 24, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Haleem
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Nasim Hasan Shah