Current Bench

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan

Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir

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. He was Elevated as permanent judge of the Supreme Court of AJ&K on 16 December,2011.

His lordship took oath as the acting Chief Justice of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 01 April, 2020 and Chief Justice of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 18 May, 2021.

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Khawaja Muhammad Nasim, J.

Senior Judge


Mr. Justice Khawaja Muhammad Naseem was born on 30.09.1960 at Village Kala Mula, District Haveli. He completed his graduation from Punjab University Lahore in the year 1983 and LL.B. in the year 1986 from the same University. He was enrolled as a Pleader on 3rd March, 1987, as an Advocate of the High Court of AJ&K in the year 1991 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in the year 1999. He served as Legal Advisor of the Development Authority Muzaffarabad (DAM) and part-time Lecturer at Kashmir Law College Muzaffarabad for many years. He was elected as Member of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council in the year 2002 and Senior Vice President, Central Bar Association in the year 1992. He was elevated as the Chairman Service Tribunal on 24th March, 2017.
His Lordship has been elevated as a permanent Judge of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 26th May, 2021 and is performing his function as Senior Judge the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. His lordship has performed functions as the Acting Chief Justice Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir during ex-Pakistan leave of the Hon’ble Chief Justice from 15th September, 2021 to 21st September,2021.




Hon'ble Mr. Justice Raza Ali Khan, J.

Judge


Mr. Justice Raza Ali Khan born on 3rd of July, 1969. After completion of his matriculation in 1985, he did his intermediate and bachelor’s programme from Post-Graduate college, Abbottabad in 1988 and 1990 respectively. He joined Khyber Law College, Peshawar University in 1991 and completed his LLB degree with excellence in 1993.
He started his legal practice from the same year in the chamber of Mr. Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal (former Hon’ble Judge Supreme Court AJ&K), who was an eminent lawyer of that time. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1997, and as Advocate Supreme Court of AJ&K in the year 2002.

His lordship has also taken part in politics of Bar Association and remained President of Supreme Court Bar Association in the year 2011-12, Secretary General, Supreme Court Bar Association in the year 2010-11, President of Central Bar Association Muzaffarabad in 2014-15, Member of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Bar Council (in the year 2002 to 2007 and from 2007 to 2012) and Chairman Executive Committee of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Bar Council in the year 2012. His Lordship was appointed as Advocate General in 2016 and held the office of Advocate General till his elevation as Judge, High Court of AJ&K. He remained judge of the High Court of AJ&K for more than 2 years.

His Lordship elevated as Permanent Judge of the Supreme Court AJ&K on 26th May,2021 and up till now he is performing his function as Judge Supreme Court of AJ&K.


Hon'ble Mr. Justice Muhammad Younas Tahir, J.

Ad-hoc Judge


Mr. Justice Muhammad Younas Tahir was born on 2nd March, 1958, at Dudyal. He got primary Education from Dadyal, passed his Secondary School Certificate Examination from Government High School Dudyal, graduated from Government Degree College Mirpur and LLB from the Punjab University, Lahore. After obtaining the Law degree, his lordship joined the Chamber of Mr. Muhammad Younas Surkhavi, Advocate (Former Chief Justice of AJ&K). His Lordship started his practice as a pleader in the year 1986. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court on 23rd July, 1990 and as an Advocate Supreme Court of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 11th October 1995. His Lordship was elected as the Secretary General Azad Jammu & Kashmir Supreme Court Bar Association in the year 1996. He remained elected Member of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Bar Council from 1997 to 2002. His Lordship was elected as the President District Bar Association Mirpur, in the year 2003. His Lordship was elevated as the Judge of the High Court Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 23rd January, 2007 and performed his duties as such till 30th April, 2010. In addition to the performing functions as the Judge High Court, his Lordship also remained Chairman Ehtesab Bureau of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir from 18th June, 2008 to December, 2009.
His Lordship has been elevated as an Ad-hoc Judge Supreme Court of AJ&K on 11th November, 2021.