Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR [AJK], (Parliament Times) : Justice Sadaqat Hussain Raja was on Tuesday appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Azad Jammu Kashmir, official sources have said.
The competent authority – Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who is also Chairman of Azad Jammu Kashmir Council, accorded formal approval of the induction of Justice Sadaqat Hussain Raja as permanent Chief Justice of the High Court of Azad Jammu Kashmir, authoritative sources told this Correspondent here Tuesday.
He was earlier, by now, was performing as acting Chief justice of the High Court of Azad Jammu Kashmir and the Chairman of Azad Jammu Kashmir Press Foundation, the office he would continue to hold.
Life / Service Profile:
Justice Sadaqat Hussain Raja, born on 9th June 1963 in village Khairabad, Tehsil and District Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu ^ Kashmir. He got his early education in the local primary school. He passed his Matriculation and Intermediate examinations from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mirpur in the year 1978 and 1981 respectively. He passed his Bachelor Degree from the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in 1985 and got his LL.B. Degree from the University of Punjab, Lahore in 1988.
He was enrolled as pleader on 28.6.1988 and established legal practice in the lower courts. His lordship has also taken part in politics of Bar Association and remained General Secretary of Central Bar Association in the year 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1997. His Lordship was nominated as President of Central Bar Association in 2003, 2004 and 2007. His Lordship was remained Vice President of Bar Council of Azad Kashmir in the year 2013.
He was enrolled as Advocate of the High Court on 17.9.2001. He was enrolled as Advocate of Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on 10.8.2006. He practiced Law generally at Muzaffarabad in all courts from the court of Civil Judge/Magistrate to the highest Court, besides Revenue courts and tribunals.
He was elevated to the Bench of High Court of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 25th March, 2016 where he continued to perform as acting Chief Justice of the High Court of AJK.