Haziqul Khairi: The 11th Chief Justice of Pakistan

Haziqul Khairi (born November 5, 1931) is a well known Pakistani jurist who served as the 11th Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan from the time period of 2006 to 2009. Khairi also served as Judge of the Sindh High Court, provincial Ombudsman Sindh, member of the Council of Islamic Ideology and Principal Sindh Muslim Law College (1981-88).

Family and education of Haziqul Khairi

Haziqul Khairi was born in Delhi on the day of November 5, 1931. Khairi is the son of late Raziq-ul-Khairi, editor ISMAT and Begum Amna Nazli, short story writer and grandson of late Allama Rashid-ul-Khairi, a social reformer. He is the father-in-law of prominent bureaucrat Rizwan Ahmed.

He got early education at Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School in Delhi and then later on in Karachi city where he migrated with his family after independence of Pakistan. He graduated in Arts in the year of 1954 and got Master’s degree in political science and LL.B. in 1956 from Sindh Muslim College, University of Karachi.


Khairi practiced as Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan before his elevation as a Judge of the Sindh High Court in 1988. He is a short story and play writer and author of ‘Guzarti Shaab’, a collection of short stories published in 1961. His autobiography titled “Jaagtey Lamhe” was published in the year of 2012.

He is a member of several governmental associations, including the National Judicial Policy Making Committee, the Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan, the Advisory Board of the Al-Mizan Foundation, and the Administration Committee of Al-Mizan Foundation. He is on the Board of Governors, Board of Trustees, Council of Trustees and Selection Board of International Islamic University, Islamabad, and the Board of Governors of Habib University. Khairi is the chairman of Thinker’s Forum of Hamdard Shura in Karachi city. Khairi was a former Trustee Transparency International and former chairman of Karachi Gymkhana’s Project Committee.



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