Introduction

Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, who was born in Namli Maira District Abbottabad on February 10, 1945, was a justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a former Chief Justice on the Peshawar High Court.

Raza Khan


Professional Achievements


Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, who was born in Namli Maira District Abbottabad on February 10, 1945, was a justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a former Chief Justice on the Peshawar High Court.

Sardar Raza Khan graduated from the Government College of Abbottabad and then studied at Forman Christian College, Lahore and earned his Master (MA) Degree in Economics from the Punjab University. Subsequently, he received his LLB from the same University in 1967.

In 1985 he visited the United States to study the American legal system. In 1999 he visited Tokyo, Japan to attend a Three Month Training Course on Corruption among Public Officials.

In June 2004, he visited Ipoh—Kualalumpur, Malaysia in connection with an International Seminar on Human Rights and Independence on the Judiciary in the Islamic and Non-Islamic Judicial Systems. In 2006, he visited Dhaka, Bangladesh to attend a conference on the criminal judicial system.

In 1970, Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan joined Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) Judicial Branch after passing a competitive examination held in 1968–69. He was appointed as Senior Civil Judge in 1973. In 1976 he was appointed as Additional District and Sessions Judge. Justice Sardar was appointed as District and Sessions Judge in 1979. He remained Judicial Commissioner for Northern Areas for more than four years.

Justice Raza Khan was appointed Special Judge Customs Taxation and Anti Smuggling in 1992–93. He was elevated to the Peshawar High Court Bench on December 14, 1993. He was confirmed as judge of Peshawar High Court in June 1995.

On April 28, 2000 Justice Raza Khan took oath of office of Chief Justice Peshawar High Court. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and took the oath on January 10, 2002.

Justice Sardar Muhmmad Raza Khan refused to take oath on Provisional Constitutional Order on November 3, 2007. As a result he along with eleven other justices was removed from the Supreme Court Bench.

On September 19, 2008, after a democratically elected government came to power, Justice Raza Khan took oath under the Constitution and was reinstated to the Supreme Court with his seniority intact.