Current Bench

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ch. Muhammad Ibrahim Zia

Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Mr. Justice Chaudhary Muhammad Ibrahim Zia, the incumbent Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was born on 1st April, 1955 in village Kote, District Muzaffarabad. He got his early education from local school in village Kote and passed his Secondary School Certificate Examination from Government Boys High School Chikar. He passed his Intermediate examination from Government Degree College Muzaffarabad and also graduated from the same college. He did his LLB from University Law College Punjab in the year 1979.

He started his legal practice as a Pleader in the year 1979 and was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in August, 1982 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in May, 1984. He was elected as the General Secretary and the President of the Central Bar Association Muzaffarabad in 1986 and 1992, respectively. He was elected as the President Supreme Court Bar Association in the year 2000. He was appointed as the first Chief Prosecutor of Ehtesab Bureau of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in September, 2000. He was elected as the Member of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council for three consecutive terms and also elected as the Vice Chairman of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council in the year 2009 and actively participated in the lawyers movement in Pakistan for the restoration of the Judges of higher judiciary of Pakistan.

He was appointed as the Advocate General of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in December 2009 and remained so till April, 2010. He was appointed as an ad-hoc Judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in April, 2010 and elevated as the permanent Judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 16.12.2011. His lordship took oath of his office as the Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 25th February, 2017.


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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan

Judge

Mr. Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan was born on 10th March, 1962 at Lalamusa. His forefathers migrated from Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He passed his Secondary School Certificate Examination from Pakistan High School Lalamusa and graduated from Punjab University. He did his LLB from the Punjab University Law College, Lahore. After having Bachelor of Law he joined the Chamber of Kh. Sultan Ahmed Advocate. He started his legal practice as an Advocate on 25.10.1989.

He was enrolled as an Advocate of High Court on 11.11.1991 and as Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan on 19.6.2004. Elected as the Member of Executive Committee of Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1992-93 and was elected as the Finance Secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1993-94. He was appointed as the Assistant Advocate General Punjab on 03.4.1995. He was elevated as Judge Islamabad High Court on 15.2.2008 and confirmed as Judge Islamabad High Court on 15.2.2009. He was appointed as the Special Prosecutor Anti–Narcotics Force at Supreme Court of Pakistan on 01.02.2010. He also remained part time Lecturer in ALMEEZAN Law College Rawalpindi and worked as the Special Public Prosecutor for the Government of Punjab and the counsel of Lahore Development Authority.

He was appointed as the Chairman of the Ehtesab Bureau of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 16.3.2010. He was appointed as the Additional Advocate General Punjab on 6.4.2010 [but did not join as he had already assumed the office of the Chairman Ehtesab Bureau of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

His lordship was elevated as the Judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 16.12.2011, and presently he is the Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

During ex-Pakistan leave of the Hon’ble Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Ch. Muhammad Ibrahim Zia, being Senior Judge of the Supreme Court, his lordship also performed his functions as the Acting Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in the years 2017 and 2018 at different times.

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal

Judge

Mr. Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal was born on 28th December 1955 in village Balgran, district Muzaffarabad. He got his early education from Primary School Balgran and passed his Secondary School Certificate Examination from Government Pilot High School Muzaffarabad in the year 1972. He passed his Intermediate examination from Government Degree College Muzaffarabad in 1974 and did his graduation and LLB from the University of Punjab in 1976 and 1979, respectively.

He was enrolled as a Pleader on 5th May, 1980 and as an Advocate of the High Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 04.7.1983. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 24th February, 1987.

He was elected as Member of the District Council Muzaffarabad in the year 1983. Served as Legal Adviser to the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan, Small Business Finance Corporation and as visiting faculty at the Kashmir Law College Muzaffarabad for many years. He was elected as the General Secretary Central Bar Association Muzaffarabad in 1987 and as the President Central Bar Association Muzaffarabad in the years 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1997. He was elected as Member of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council in the year 1997 and served as the Chairman of its Executive Committee as well. He was elected as the President of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Supreme Court Bar Association in the year 2001. He was appointed as the permanent Judge of the High Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 30th January, 2002. He also served as Member Labour Appellate Tribunal, Chairman High Court Bar Disciplinary Committee and Chairman Enrolment Committee and the Chairman Board of Governors of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Press Foundation.

He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 4th January, 2010. He was appointed as the 16th Chief Election Commissioner of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in addition to his responsibilities as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, on 11.02.2016 and took the oath of his office on 19th February 2016. Transparency of July, 2016 Elections, which were held under his supervision was acknowledged all over Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan. His lordship was elevated as the permanent Judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 04th April 2017.



 

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