Mr. Justice Shaukat Ali Rakhshani
Date of Assumption of Office: 09.02.2018
Mr.Justice Shaukat Ali Rakhshani was born on 4th August, 1969 at Quetta, Balochistan, whereas he actually, belongs to a remote area of Dalbandin, District Chaghai of Balochistan. His father Mr. M.Shafi Rakhshani (late) was a prominent Advocate, who remained Advocate General Balochistan, Deputy Attorney General Pakistan and Deputy Prosecutor General (NAB).
Hon’ble Judge initially completed his education from St. Francis Grammer School, Quetta and did his matriculation in the year, 1984. After passing F.Sc and doing graduation got admitted in the University Law College Quetta and passed his LL.B in the year, 1990 with distinction.
He was enrolled as an Advocate on 15.10.1991 and then as an Advocate High Court on 28.11.1993. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan on 13.9.2008.
He was elected as Joint Secretary, Balochistan Bar Association in the year, 1995 and remained in the office till 1996.He was also elected as Vice President, High Court Bar Association, Balochistan for a period of two years commencing from 1998 to 2000 and then once again elected as Senior Vice President, High Court Bar Association Balochistan in the year, 2009 till 2011.
In the year, 1995, he successfully completed his Refresher Course from Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad.
He has conducted several high profile criminal cases of murder, NAB, CNS and Constitutional Petitions in the High Court of Balochistan and Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan.
In the year, 2002 Hon’ble Judge was appointed as Judge, Anti Terrorism Court, Quetta and after demise of his father in the year, 2005 resigned from office, due to personal reasons.
He has served as Advisor of the Askari Commercial Bank from 1997 to 2002, Special Prosecutor Customs and Taxation Balochistan, Advisor to Market Committee, Agricultural Department, Government of Balochistan, Sui Southern Gas Company, Balochistan as well as remained counsel of the Speaker, Provincial Assembly Balochistan in various cases before the High Court of Balochistan and Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also conducted cases as Special Public Prosecutor, A.N.F Balochistan, in the High Court and Apex Court.
During almost his entire career, he had been a thorough professional lawyer, having no commitment with any political party.
He had also been delivering lectures on criminal law including Criminal Administration of Justice and Hudood Laws, as Visiting Lecturer in the University of Law College Balochistan as well as in Zarghoon Law College, Quetta.
He took oath as Judge of Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan on 09th February, 2018.