Chief Justice (R) Sajjad Ali Shah Died (Profile 1933-2017)
Retired chief justice of Pakistan Supreme court Mr. Syed Sajjad Ali Shah died at the age of 84 on 7 March 2017 in Karachi after suffering from severe chest infection.
When Dr. Nasim Hasan Shah retired as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1994, Justice Saad Saud Jan should have taken his place based on seniority. But Mrs Benazir Bhutto threw tradition overboard, when she by-passed two senior judges and appointed Sajjad Ali Shah as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Later, she was dismissed by President Farooq Ahmad Leghari on charges of corruption and Sajjad Ali Shah along with 6 other members of the Supreme Court upheld this decision. Reading from a 12-page short order, Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said
- The presidential order contained enough substance and adequate material had been provided to conclude that the government could not be run in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and that an appeal to the electorate had become necessary.
Mr. Syed Sajjad Ali Shh remained CJ of Supreme Court from 1994-1997.
Almighty Allah rest his in peace and grant Jannat ul Firdaus. Ameen.
|Syed Sajjad Ali Shah|
سید سجاد علی شاہ
13th Chief Justice of Pakistan
|4 June 1994 – 2 December 1997|
|Appointed by||Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan|
|Preceded by||Saad Saud Jan (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Ajmal Mian|
Chief Justice Sindh High Court
|13 December 1989 – 4 November 1990|
|Preceded by||Ajmal Mian|
|Succeeded by||Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui|
|Died||7 March 2017 (aged 84)|
|Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Education||University of Karachi|
|Inns of Court School of Law|