Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif (Urdu: خواجہ محمد شریف; 9 December 1949 – 5 November 2021) was a Pakistani judge who served as Chief Justice of Lahore High Court from 13 April 2009 to 8 December 2010.
Khawaja Muhammad Sharif
خواجہ محمد شریف
|39th Chief Justice Lahore High Court|
13 April 2009 – 8 December 2010
|Nominated by||President Asif Ali Zardari|
|Preceded by||Sayed Zahid Hussain|
|Succeeded by||Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry|
|Justice Lahore High Court|
21 May 1998 – 12 April 2009
|Nominated by||President Mohammad Rafiq Tarar|
|Born||9 December 1949|
|Died||5 November 2021 (aged 71)|
Sharif was born on 9 December 1949, in Lahore. His father Khawaja Muhammad Sadiq was a cloth merchant of Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore. Mr. Sharif passed M.A. in Political Science and got degree in L.L.B. He got Diplomas in Taxation Law and also in Labour Law.
Sharif commenced practice in legal profession on 7 April 1971 from the office of Khawaja Sultan Ahmad, the most Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan and High Court and enrolled as an Advocate of Lahore High Court, Lahore on 24 May 1973.
He was elected twice as President of Lahore Bar Association in the year 1989 and 1991. During practice he wrote seven law books, six published by Mansoor Book Depot, Lahore which are Motor Accident Claims, Press and Publication Ordinance, Arbitration Act, Company Law, West Pakistan Civil Courts Ordinance and Law of Torts and the seventh book is Manual of Local Bodies Elections Laws with Rules, published by Shah Book Corporation, Lahore.
He, being the President of Lahore Bar Association, represented Pakistan at the time of formation of SAARC Law Association in Sri Lanka in October 1991. He was one of signatories to the charter of SAARC Law Association at Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also visited Malaysia, Philippines and England in his private capacity and wrote 'Safar Nama' in the shape of a book known as 'Shakh-e-Nazuk Key Aashianey'.
He was one of the few judges, sacked on 3 November 2007 after the enforcement of martial law by Pervez Musharraf, who were reinstated to their positions without taking a fresh or PCO Oath on 17 March 2009.
- Sharif, Khawaja Muhammad (2012). Shakh-e-Nazuk kay Ashiyanay [Nests built on a weak branch].
- Lahore High Court (13 April 2009). "The Hon'ble Chief Justice Mr. Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif". Lahore High Court. Archived from the original on 17 July 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
- "لاہور ہائیکورٹ کے سابق چیف جسٹس خواجہ محمد شریف انتقال کر گئے". City 42. 5 November 2021.
- "Ex-LHC CJ Khawaja Sharif passes away". Dunya News.
- Sumra, Anwer (22 December 2010). "Accommodating for security: Permanent official residence given to former chief justice". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
Khawaja Muhammad Sharif was appointed Advocate General Punjab in May 1997. On May 20, 1998 he was elevated to the position of additional judge LHC. He became LHC chief justice on April 14, 2009 and retired from service after attaining superannuation of 62 year age on December 8.
- "Former CJ LHC Khawaja Sharif passes away". The Nation. 5 November 2021.
- "Former LHC chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif dies after prolonged illness". Daily Pakistan Global. 5 November 2021.
- Abbasi, Obaid (10 October 2011). "Former LHC chief justice to defend Mumtaz Qadri". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
- Ahmed, Khaled (28 February 2015). "The frailty of judges". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
- "لاہور ہائیکورٹ کےسابق چیف جسٹس خواجہ محمد شریف انتقال کرگئے". Jang. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
- "Former LHC chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif dies after prolonged illness". Daily Pakistan. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
- "Former CJ LHC Khawaja Sharif passes away". The Nation. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.