Sheikh Riaz Ahmad : biography
Sheikh Riaz Ahmad (Urdu : ) was a Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from February 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003.
Justice Sheikh Riaz Ahmad was elevated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on February 1, 2002. Prior to this elevation, he served as a Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan (1997–2002), Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (1997)and Judge Lahore High Court, Punjab - the largest province of Pakistan (1984–1997). Justice Ahmad worked as the Advocate General of the Punjab Province from 1980–84; and as Assistant Advocate General Punjab (1973–80). He was called to bar in 1959 and was a practicing criminal lawyer as well as a lecturer at the Punjab University Law College.
Justice Ahmad also served as the Member Election Commission of Pakistan from 1990–93 and later he was appointed as the Federal Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs under the second Government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
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