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        Mr. Justice Haziqul Khairi was born in Delhi on the 5th day of November, 1931 in a literary family. He is the son of late Mr. Raziq-ul-Khairi, Editor “ISMAT’ and grand-son of late Allama Rashid-ul-Khairi, an outstanding social reformer and reputed writer of Urdu Language. He got early education at Anglo-Arabic Higher Secondary School, Darya Ganj Delhi and in Karachi where he migrated with his family on partition of India. He graduated in Arts in 1954 and got Master’s Degree in Political Science and LL.B in 1956 from the University of Karachi.

        Justice Khairi joined the legal profession on 23.01.1957, enrolled as an Advocate of the erstwhile High Court of West Pakistan on 15.04.1959 and of Supreme Court of Pakistan on 30.03.1970.
        Justice Khairi was elected as Honorary Secretary, Pakistan Writer’s Guild (1966-1969) and under its auspices organized the First Copy Right Conference in Pakistan. He is short story writer and play writer. He is the Chairman, Thinker’s Forum (Hamdard Shura) Karachi, Chief Patron SAARC Health Pakistan, Member Syndicate, Baqai Medical University, President, Central and West Asian Studies, University of Karachi, Member of Trustees Transparency International (Pakistan), Member, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and President, Anglo-Arabic School and College Old Boys Association.

       Justice Khairi was elected as Honorary Secretary, Sindh High Court Bar Association for the year (1972-73) and Member, Sindh Bar Council (1979-83). He was the Principal, Sindh Muslim Law College, Karachi (01.05.1981 to 09.09.1988) and organized First Conference on “Role of Ombudsman” in 1982 at the College. He was a member of Academic Council, Faculty of Law, Board of Studies in Law and Convener “Syllabus Committee” for LL.B & LL.M. (1984) of University of Karachi. He introduced LL.M. classes in Sindh Muslim Government Law College in 1983.

        He was elevated as Judge, High Court of Sindh on 10.09.1988, appointed as Provincial Ombudsman (Sindh) Pakistan on 25.09.1999, Member, Council of Islamic Ideology Government of Pakistan on 15.06.2004. He was elevated as Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on 05.6.2006 and relinquished the charge of the office on 04.06.2009.
        Justice Khairi attended (i) The external Sessions of the Hague Academy of International Law on “Public International Law” at Tehran in 1970, (ii) Seminar on “Private International Law” at the Centre for Studies in Law at the Hague Academy of International Law at the Hague in 1971, (iii) Seminar on American Law & Legal Institutions at Salzburg (Austria) in July, 1985, (iv) SAARC Law Conference at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1993, (v) Asian Ombudsmen Conferences at Manila and Tokyo and Beijing in 2000, 2001 and 2002 respectively, (vi) Institute of Science, Technology and Civilization affiliated to the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2006.

        Ex-officio: Member, National Judicial Policy Making Committee, Member, Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan, Member, Advisory Board of the Al-Mizan Foundation, Member, Administration Committee of Al-Mizan Foundation, Member, Board of Governor, Board of Trustees, Council of Trustees and Selection Board of the International Islamic University, Islamabad.






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