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Photo - Justice Nasir Aslam ZahidMr. Justice (Retired) Nasir Aslam Zahid

Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan

Former Chief Justice, Sind High Court


Professional and Academic Achievements:
  • Was the Dean, Faculty of Legal Studies of the Hamdard University, and Head of Hamdard School
    of Law from January, 2001 to February, 2016.
  • Was a member of the Board of Governors of the Habib University from 2012 to 2015.
  • Has been involved in arbitration as sole or co-arbitrator and umpire in a large number of disputes under
    the Arbitration Act 1940.
  • Was a member of the Board of Trustees in Aga Khan University, Karachi from January 1991 to
    October 1992.
  • On deputation worked as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs,
    Government of Pakistan at Islamabad – From July 31st 1988 to 19th June 1990.
  • Member Asia Pacific Research Committee Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institution of Public
    Administration and Governance; CSLG, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Professional History:
  • Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan – From April 18th 1996 (Retired in Jan. 2000)
  • Chief Justice Sindh High Court (from 1992 to 1994)
  • Elevated Judge of Sindh High Court (17th May 1980)
  • Visiting Professor of Public International Law – at S.M Law College Karachi University (from 1960 to 1980)
  • Civil and constitutional lawyer for 20 years in the High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan


 Academic History:
  • 1960    M.A.
    Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • 1956    B.A.
    Honours in Law (Tripos) Cambridge University, United Kingdom
    Middle Temple, London, United Kingdom
  • 1953    B.A.
    Government College, Lahore, Pakistan.


  1. The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973′ – Edited by Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid and Muhammad Akmal Wasim, Published in 2011, by Legal Aid Office.
  2. Pakistan Prison Rules’ – Edited by Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid and Prof. Muhammad Akmal Wasim,Published in 2012 by Hamdard School of Law.
  3. The Companies Ordinance, Bare Act Referencer, Subject Index’ – Edited by Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid and Prof. Muhammad Akmal Wasim, Published in June, 2011 by Hamdard Schoolof Law.
  4. Honour And Women; South Asian Perspectives; Published by MASUM Publications, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  5. The Province of Sindh as a Case Study on Prosecution Service, Co-Author with Prof. Muhammad Akmal Wasim; published in Article 2, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong.
  6. ‘Strengthening Governance Through Access to Justice’ – Co-editor with Dr. Amita Singh, Published in 2009, by PHI Learning Pvt. Limited, Delhi, India.
  7. ‘Access to Justice’ – Published in the first issue of BAYAN, a Bi-Annual Socio-Journal (August 2003) of Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication Office.
  8. ‘Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Pakistan’ – in publication of the International Chamber of Commerce covering proceedings of the International Conference held in Karachi in February 2002.
  9. ‘Women’s Access to Judicial Redress’ – published in the 2002 Journal of Interights: London, UK.
  10. Report of The Commission Of Inquiry For Women, Pakistan (August 1997)
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