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
Established December 1st, 1976
Country  Pakistan
Location Quetta, Balochistan (Principal Seat)
Sibi & Turbat (circuit benches)
Composition method Presidential with confirmation of Chief Justice of Pakistan and Governor of Balochistan.
Authorized by Constitution of Pakistan
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of Pakistan
Judge term length Till 62 years of age
No. of positions 11
Website Balochistan High Court
Chief Justice
Currently Mr. Justice Mir Muhammad Noor Meskanzai
Since 26-12-2014

The High Court of Balochistan (Urdu: بلوچستان عدالت عالیہ) 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 Mir Muhammad Noor Meskanzai 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]

No. Name Appointment Retirement Note(s)
1 Muhammad Noor Meskanzai 7 September 2009 31 August 2018 Elevated as Additional Judge on 7 September 2009, confirmed as Judge on 11 May 2011 and took oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of Balochistan on December 26, 2014.
2 Syeda Tahira Safdar 7 September 2009 4 October 2019 Elevated as Additional Judge on 7 September 2009 and confirmed as judge of the High Court of Balochistan on 11 May 2011.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Syed Anwar Aftab 13 August 2016 25 April 2019 Elevated as Additional Judge on 13 August 2016.
9 Zaheer-ud-Din Kakar 13 August 2016 22 April 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 13 August 2016.
10 Abdullah Baloch 13 August 2016 14 March 2025 Elevated as Additional Judge on 13 August 2016.
11 Nazir Ahmed Langove 4 November 2016 5 April 2024 Elevated as Additional Judge on 13 August 2016.

PCO March 25, 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 Choudri Took oath under PCO
  • Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Took oath under PCO

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

PCO January 26, 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 November 3, 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. 

External links[edit]