Background of Sindh High Court:
The largest judicial institution in Pakistan is the Sindh High court. It was established in 1906. Sindh High court is located in Karachi. The high court of Sindh was also called the district court. Likewise, it was known as the Court of the session. In 1926, the Sindh courts act requested the settlement of the chief court. As a result, the High court was established named as Sindh High court. Later on, Sindh and Balochistan courts were separated. At that time, there were 12 judges in the High court of Sindh. Similarly, there were three judges in the High court of Balochistan. Sindh high court is now one of the known high courts of Pakistan.
The bench of Sindh High Court:
The bench of the high court of Sindh consists of 27 judges and one Chief justice. The President of Pakistan appoints the Chief justice of the high court of Sindh. The Chief justice of the Sindh high court decided on the previous experience and history in this field.
Judges of Sindh High Court:
Chief Justice heads the high court of Sindh. Currently, the Chief justice of the Sindh High court is Ahmad Ali Muhammad Sheikh. He took an oath in 2017 to be the Chief Justice of the Sindh high court. Irfaan Saadat Khan is the senior justice of the Sindh high court since 2017. Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi is the senior and old chief justice since 2009. Additional judges are also hired for a temporary period.
History of Chief Justice of Sindh High Court:
Abdul Qadeer Sheikh was the formal Chief Justice of the high court of Sindh from 1976 to 1979. After that, Agha Ali Haider was appointed Chief Justice of the Sindh High court. He remained for 3 years. He was retired in 1981. Later on, Abdul Hayee Qureshi was selected for Sindh high court chief justice. He continued till 1986. Then, Naimuddin Ahmad became the chief justice of the high court of Sindh. In 1988, he was retired. In the same year, Mr. Ajmal Mian was selected for this post in Sindh high court. He continued in this position for one year. Similarly, Sajjad Ali Shah served for one year.
period of 1990 to 1998
In 1990, Syed-us-zaman Siddique became Chief justice of the Sindh high court. He also remained for two years. Nasir Aslam Zahid was chosen for the Chief Justice position of the high court of Sindh in 1992. He was retired after two years and Abdul Hafeez Memon was the acting chief justice of the Sindh High court. He served till the 4th month of 1996. Later, Mamoon Kazi headed this position and worked for one year. In late 1997, Wajjiudin Ahmad worked as chief justice of the high court of Sindh. He continued till one month before 1998.
period of 1998 to 2005
In 1998, Mr. Kamal Mansoor Aslam overtook this position. He was there for almost 11 months. Then, Nazim Hussain Siddique handled the chief justice position in the Sindh High court. He worked less than a year there. He was retired in the 2nd month of the year 2000. After this, Syed Deedar Hussain Shah became the chief justice of the Sindh High court. He headed for only two months. Then, Saiyed Saeed Ashhad was appointed as Sindh High Court Chief Justice. He served for five years till 2005.
period of 2005 to 2017
Lately, Sabihuddin Ahmad was appointed for two years. In 2007, Afzal Somroo was pointed for this position. He served for six months. Then, Azizullah Muhammad Memon was selected as acting chief justice of the Sindh high court. He worked for three months. After this time period, Anwar Zaheer Jamali overtook this position for one year. Sarmad Jalal Usmani served from 2009 to 2011. Mushir Aslam headed this position in 2011. Late, Maqbool Babar became Sindh high court chief justice in 2013. He was retired in 2015 and Faisal Arab took this position. Syed Sajjad Ali Shah overtook this position in 2017. Then in 2017, Ahamd Ali Muhammad Shiek took an oath for becoming the chief justice of the Sindh High Court.