Introduction

Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry was born in a renowned family with long history of public service in Jhelum. He was first educated in Jhelum but then moved to Lahore to study law at Punjab University Law College, Lahore.

Justice Iftikhar Hussain


Professional Achievements


Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry was born in a renowned family with long history of public service in Jhelum. He was first educated in Jhelum but then moved to Lahore to study law at Punjab University Law College, Lahore. He passed LLB examination in first Division in 1970 and started working with his elder brother Chaudhry Altaf Hussain, an eminent and leading lawyer of the region, who became Governor of the Punjab twice.

Justice Iftikhar Hussain started his practice in Lahore High Court, Lahore in 1979. He shifted to Rawalpindi in 1981, when Rawalpindi Bench of Lahore High Court was established there. He remained Federal Government’s Counsel, Standing Counsel and Deputy Attorney-General for Pakistan prior to his elevation as Additional Judge of Lahore High Court on 7th August 1994. He was appointed as permanent Judge of the Court on 05/06/1995. He was appointed as 36th Chief Justice of Lahore High Court on 7th September, 2002.

Having vast and varied practical experience of legal practice in major areas of law, Justice Iftikhar can ably deal with Constitutional, Criminal, Civil and Commercial cases which are brought to High Court he has rendered a large number of quality judgments in all branches of law.

Justice Iftikhar Hussain has widely travelled. He is computer-literate and his special areas of interest are travel, history, culture and information technology.