Qadeeruddin Ahmed

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Qadeeruddin Ahmed
Chief Justice of West Pakistan High Court
Chief Justice of Sindh High Court
Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Governor of Sindh Province
In office
Preceded by Rahimuddin Khan
Succeeded by Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim
Personal details
Born 1908
Delhi, India
Died 23 March 1995
Children two sons and five daughters
Alma mater St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

Honourable Justice (retd) Qadeeruddin Ahmed (Urdu: ﻗﺪﻳﺮﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦﺍﺣﻣﺪ‎) was a Pakistani jurist, constitutional expert, former Chief Justice of West Pakistan High Court, former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Governor of Sindh province. He was born in 1908 in Delhi, India and died on 23 March 1995. He left behind a widow, two sons and five daughters.

Justice Qadeeruddin remained the Chief Justice of the West Pakistan High Court until the end of the one unit. Subsequently, he became the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and remained in that position until his retirement in 1971. He also served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan for some time.

A number of famous cases were decided during his tenure as the Chief Justice of West Pakistan and Sindh High Courts.

Justice Qadeeruddin acquired his college education from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.[1]

Justice Qadeeruddin also spent a few years in Hyderabad Deccan prior to the creation of Pakistan. A number of his family members were settled in Hyderabad State although the family hailed from UP.

He served as the Governor of Sindh in 1988/89.

He also wrote many papers and books on important national issues. One of the key issues on which he wrote was the concept of “riba” (usury) according to the Qur'anic dictates. His views on the subject were disputed by a number of scholars.[2]


Some of the publications of Justice Qadeeruddin Ahmed are as follows:

  • What is Riba? article published in Journal of Islamic Banking and Finance (1995) Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 7–49.
  • The Demand of a Muslim Homeland, Dawn newspaper, 23.3.1992
  • Islam in Our Lives book published by Royal Book Company, Karachi, 1989, 198pp.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gen (R) Rahimuddin Khan
Governor of Sindh
1988 – 1989
Succeeded by
Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim