Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai

Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan
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Date of Assumption of Office : 15.05.2019

Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was born on the 1st of September, 1956 at Kunri, District Kharan. He completed his primary education from the Government Middle School (now High School), Kunri, which was founded by his Hon’ble father, Dr. Molvi Muhammad Qasim Aini Baloch. It was the first ever private School at Kharan District. Subsequently, it was nationalized by the Government in 1951-1952.

After completing his matriculation from Government High School Kharan, he went to Quetta for further education.

He did his F.A. from the Government Degree College, Quetta and then B.A and B.Ed. from the Balochistan University. He wrote a thesis on the topic “Democratic Concept of Educational Administration”, which was highly appreciated. He did his LL.B. from the University Law College, Quetta in 1979-1980.

Mr.Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai started his legal practice in September 1981, at Quetta. While in private practice, Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai also took on the responsibility of being a Legal Advisor to Custom, Mekran Division, and Mekran Scout, at Turbat. He was also a member of the Panel of Legal Advisors to PTCL Mekran Division.

Mr.Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was appointed as Assistant Advocate General Balochistan and worked on the seat from June to December, 1998. He was elected as Vice Chairman of the Balochistan Bar Council from the 24th of March 2005 to 24th of March, 2006.

He was elected as Chairman Executive Committee for two terms. Before he was elevated as Additional Judge, High Court of Balochistan, he worked as Chairman of the Inter-Provincial Relations Committee, Balochistan Bar Council. He was also a member of the Common Wealth Legal Education Association.

Mr.Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was a member of the Administration Committee and the Cleanliness Committee of the Balochistan High Court. He has attended a workshop on International Law for Judges on, ‘Meeting International Human Rights Standards in Criminal Proceeding’, which was held in Haugue, Netherlands in 2012, and the International Judicial Conference held in Islamabad on 13th to the 15th of April 2012.Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai also attended the conference on Environmental Law 2011, in Quetta.

Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was elevated as Additional Judge, High Court of Balochistan on the 7th of September 2009, and confirmed as Judge of the High Court of Balochistan on the 11th of May, 2011.

Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai took oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of  Balochistan on December 26, 2014 and relinquished the charge of the office on  August 31, 2018.

During the year 2015, Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai headed a delegation of Judges from all over Pakistan to participate in a Workshop on “Judicial sharing of experiences – Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Exchange Programme” held at Washington D.C, United States of America (USA).

In the year 2017, Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai attended a ceremony at Central London, United Kingdom in which a bust of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was unveiled in which sculpture of the Quaid was revealed for the very first time.

Mr. Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai took oath as Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on May 15,  2019.

He also attended International Conference at London in November, 2019 as “Chief Guest” organized by International Lawyers Club United Kingdom.

Ex-Officio

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