Justice (R) Nasir Aslam Zahid

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Judge

Designation: Former Pakistan Supreme Court Judge
Institution / Org:

Sindh High Court

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The Honourable Justice (R) Nasir Aslam Zahid (born February 3, 1935 in British India), Barrister-at-Law, is one of the most respected names of Pakistani judiciary. Son of the first Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan Mr. Zahid Hussain, Nasir Aslam Zahid has remained the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court and then a judge of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan and Supreme Court of Pakistan. He gain more honour and respect when he resigned from the Supreme Court of Pakistan instead of taking oath of the office according to Gen. Pervez Musharraf's Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

Education

Justice Nasir matriculated from Karachi's St Patrick's High School, did his BA at Government College Lahore and went on to University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam House) to read law and gain an Honours Degree. In 1956 he was called to the Bar from the Middle Temple.

Career

Barrister Zahid enrolled as an advocate of the Sindh High Court in 1957, and of the Supreme Court in 1962. He was elevated to the Bench of the SHC as an Additional Judge in 1980, and in 1983 was made a permanent judge. The second of the Pakistan Peoples Party government temporarily removed him from the Bench in 1988 to send him off on deputation as the federal law secretary, a post he held until June 1990 when he returned to the SHC. From January 1991 to the end of April of that year he moved to the Supreme Court as an ad hoc Judge. He had several spells acting as Chief Justice of Sindh, during the absence of the sitting Chief Justice, and in May 1992 took over as permanent Chief Justice. By 1994, Justice Zahid s independence could be tolerated no more by the harsh law enforcement agencies, backed by the executive. A relief-giving judge, he afforded no quarter to the agencies or the government prosecuting authorities. He was moved to the Federal Shariat Court on April 16 of that year, without his consent, for a period of two years. A tribute to the man. By right and according to the Supreme Court judgement of March 20, in April of this year he should have returned to the SHC to resume the chief justiceship. But, he was instead elevated as a permanent judge of the Supreme Court. However, he continued his contribution towards the dispensing of justice to the people of Pakistan up to the year 2000, and resigned from the Supreme Court of Pakistan instead of taking oath of the office according to Gen. Pervez Musharraf's Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

Contribution and activities

He is deeply involved in human rights issues and judicial education, and has spent much of his private time since retirement on dealing with women’s legal concerns. Dean, Faculty of Legal Studies and Head of Hamdard School of Law at the Hamdard University, Karachi since October 2000, he is currently also working on a pilot project for providing legal aid to women confined at the Special Prison for Women, Karachi

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Munawar ( Karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, June 02, 2011 12:59:35 PM (MDT - USA)
Sir,you are most honourable and most respected person in the civil society of Pakistan. Sir, you are a genius of law and it is sad tha our country could not use your full talent to its advantage--Best Regards

Mr. Atif Qayyum ( karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:20:57 AM (MDT - USA)
سر السلام وعلیکم مودبانہ گزارش ہے کہ ایک بوڑھی بیوا خاتون لیگل ایڈکے لیے آپ سے رابطہ کرنا چاہتی ہے ۔ لہذا برائے کرم اس کی مدد کریں ۔ اور اپنا کوئی ایڈریس فون نمبر عنایت فرمائیں ۔ بڑی مہربانی ہوگی ۔

ALI ABBAS ALIAS NAUMAN ALI ( Naushahro Feroze,Pakistan) Saturday, January 01, 2011 6:33:40 AM (MDT - USA)
Respected sir, I appreciate your steps for the help of poor and needy people of Pakistan and providing them legal aid. Sir kindly make a team to check the character and conduct of police and take effective steps for rehabilitation in their character and attitude with common people of our mother land Pakistan.With Best Wishes .. Ali Abbas Advocate Karachi

SHAIKH MUHAMMAD ANIS SULTANI ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, September 27, 2010 1:13:57 AM (MDT - USA)
please give telephone no and office address

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Naid Butt ( stockholm,Sweden) Monday, January 26, 2009 5:04:22 AM (MDT - USA)
he is 100% right.
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Ali Murtaza ( Dallas,United States) Sunday, January 25, 2009 9:07:12 PM (MDT - USA)
Honest and respectful judge
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aurangzeb khan ( peshawar,United States) Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:27:59 PM (MDT - USA)
When i see you on TV i get too much praise and respect for you. You are a principle person who has no regret in sacrificing his job for the supeiority of justice.
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