Justice Javed Iqbal to retire on July 31 as judge of Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Justice Javed Iqbal, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, will retire on July 31, according to official record of the Supreme Court.Justice Javed Iqbal was born on 1st August, 1946. He took his primary education at IslamiaHigh School, Quetta, did Matric from SandemanHigh School, Quetta, B.A. from GovernmentCollege, Quetta, M.A. (Political Science) and L.L.B., from PunjabUniversity, Master of International Law, Certificate in Management Development (Australia).Qualified Islamic Fiqh and Shariah Course from International Islamic University, Islamabad and attended Second Advance Course in N.I.P.A. (1987-88).

Justice Javed Iqbal was Public Prosecutor and Government Pleader (1971-72), and Section Officer, Law Department, Government of Balochistan, (1973-77), Deputy Secretary, Law Department, Government of Balochistan (1977-81), Officiating Secretary Law, Government of Balochistan (1982), Honorary Lecturer, University Law College, Quetta, Appointed District & Sessions Judge in 1982.He was appointed as Member N.I.R.C. in the year 1988, but due to personal reasons could not join the post. He was also appointed Judicial Member, Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal, but the Government of Balochistan did not relieve him.He remained District & Sessions Judge, Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Registrar High Court of Balochistan, Special Judge Customs and Special Court (Offences in respect of Banks).

Justice Javed Iqbal was elevated as Additional Judge in the year 1993 in the High Court of Balochistan and was confirmed in 1995.He was elevated as Chief Justice of High Court of Balochistan on February 2, 2000 and as Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan on April 28, 2000.He also remained Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan and Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan on different occasions.At this time Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Balochistan) and sixteen judges including Justice Javed Iqbal (Balochistan), Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan (KPK), Justice Tassadduq Hussain Jillani (Punjab), Justice Nasir- ul-Mulk (KPK), Justice Muhammad Sair Ali (Punjab), Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui (Punjab), Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja (Punjab), Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali (Sindh), Justice Khilji Arif Hussain (Sindh), Justice Tariq Parvez Khan (KPK), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar (Punjab), Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa (Punjab), Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany (Sindh), Justice Amir Hani Muslim (Sindh) and Ad-hoc judge Justice Ghulam Rabbani (Sindh) are functioning in the apex court, according to official record of the apex court. – Brecorder