S. A. Rahman

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Sheikh Abdur Rehman
شیخ عبد الرحمان
Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
1 March 1968 – 3 June 1968
Appointed by Ayub Khan
Preceded by Alvin Robert Cornelius
Succeeded by Fazal Akbar
Personal details
Born (1903-06-04)4 June 1903
Died 25 July 1990(1990-07-25) (aged 87)
Alma mater University of the Punjab
University of Oxford
Cairo University

Dr. Sheikh Abdur Rehman (Urdu, شیخ عبد الرحمان) (June 4, 1903 – July 25, 1990) was a Chief Justice of Pakistan. He did his MA from University of Punjab, BA Hons from Oxford and Ph.D. in Law from Cairo.

Abdur-Rehman entered Indian Civil Services in 1926. He served in the capacity of Assistant Commissioner and District and Sessions Judge in various Districts of Punjab. He was appointed as Judge Lahore High Court in 1946.

In 1947, he was appointed as the Member of Bengal Boundary Commission. From 1947-52 he acted as the Custodian of Evacuee Property Punjab. Abdur-Rehman remained the vice-chancellor of Punjab University Lahore from 1950 to 1952. He became the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court in 1954. He was elevated as the Chief Justice West Pakistan High Court in 1955. In 1958 he was made the Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan. He replaced Justice A.R. Cornelius as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan. He retired as the Chief Justice on June 3, 1968. He also acted as Chief Election Commissioner in 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967.

Besides his Professional career he remained the Chairman Central Urdu Board Lahore, Director Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore, Member Bazm-i-Iqal and the Board for the Advancement of Literature and President Pakistan Arts Council.

Abdur-Rehman has also three books to his credit; TARJUMAN-I-ISRAR (Urdu translation in verse of Iqbal's ISRAR-I-KHUDI, SAFAR a collection of Urdu poems, and Punishment Of Apostasy In Islam.

Abdur-Rehman had several sons.[citation needed]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Alvin Robert Cornelius
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Fazal Akbar