Sheikh Riaz Ahmad

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Sheikh Riaz Ahmad
شیخ ریاض احمد
18th Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
1 February 2002 – 31 December 2003
Appointed by Pervez Musharraf
Preceded by Bashir Jehangiri
Succeeded by Nazim Hussain Siddiqui
Personal details
Born (1938-03-09) 9 March 1938 (age 79)
Alma mater

University of the Punjab

Government Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore.

Sheikh Riaz Ahmad (Urdu : شیخ ریاض احمد) was a Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan[1] from February 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003.


Justice Sheikh Riaz Ahmad was elevated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on February 1, 2002. Prior to this elevation, he served as a Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan (1997–2002), Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (1997)and Judge Lahore High Court, Punjab - the largest province of Pakistan (1984–1997). Justice Ahmad worked as the Advocate General of the Punjab Province from 1980–84; and as Assistant Advocate General Punjab (1973–80).He graduated from the Government Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore. He was called to bar in 1959 and was a practicing criminal lawyer as well as a lecturer at the Punjab University Law College.

Justice Ahmad also served as the Member Election Commission of Pakistan from 1990–93 and later he was appointed as the Federal Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs under the second Government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Azhar, Rauf A. (2009). Economics of an Islamic Economy. BRILL. p. 391. ISBN 978-90-04-17937-0. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Bashir Jehangiri
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Nazim Hussain Siddiqui