Qadeeruddin Ahmed

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Qadeeruddin Ahmed
Chief Justice of West Pakistan High Court
Chief Justice of Sindh High Court
Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Governor of Sindh Province
In office
Preceded by Rahimuddin Khan
Succeeded by Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim
Personal details
Born 1909
Delhi, India
Died 23 March 1995
Children two sons and five daughters
Alma mater St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

Honourable Justice (retd) Qadeeruddin Ahmed (Urdu : ﻗﺪﻳﺮﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦﺍﺣﻣﺪ) was a Pakistani jurist, constitutional expert, former Chief Justice of West Pakistan High Court, former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Governor of Sindh province. He was born in 1909 in Delhi, India and died on 23 March 1995. He left behind a widow, two sons and five daughters.

Pakistan federal parliamentary constitutional republic in South Asia

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212,742,631 people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

Jurist legal scholar or academic, a professional who studies, teaches, and develops law

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The High Court of West Pakistan was the High Court for the province of West Pakistan during the days of one unit from 1956 to 1971 until the separation of East Pakistan.


Justice Qadeeruddin remained the Chief Justice of the West Pakistan High Court until the end of the one unit. Subsequently, he became the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and remained in that position until his retirement in 1971. He also served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan for some time.

The High Court of Sindh is the highest judicial institution of the province of Sindh. Established in 1906, the Court situated at provincial capital Karachi. Apart from being the highest Court of Appeal for Sindh in civil and criminal matters, the Court was the District Court and the Court of Session in Karachi.

Supreme Court of Pakistan Judicial body

The Supreme Court of Pakistan is the apex court in the judicial hierarchy of Pakistan.

A number of famous cases were decided during his tenure as the Chief Justice of West Pakistan and Sindh High Courts.

Justice Qadeeruddin acquired his college education from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. [1]

Justice Qadeeruddin also spent a few years in Hyderabad Deccan prior to the creation of Pakistan. A number of his family members were settled in Hyderabad State although the family hailed from UP.

Hyderabad State princely state

Hyderabad State, also known as Hyderabad Deccan, was an Indian princely state located in the south-central region of India with its capital at the city of Hyderabad. It is now divided into Telangana state, Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka and Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

He served as the Governor of Sindh in 1988/89.

He also wrote many papers and books on important national issues. One of the key issues on which he wrote was the concept of "riba" (usury) according to the Qur'anic dictates. His views on the subject were disputed by a number of scholars. [2]


Some of the publications of Justice Qadeeruddin Ahmed are as follows:

See also


Political offices
Preceded by
Gen (R) Rahimuddin Khan
Governor of Sindh
Succeeded by
Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim

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