Mr. Justice (R) Sajjad Ahmed Sipra

 

Mr. Justice (R) Sajjad Ahmed Sipra was administered oath as Ombudsman (Mohtasib), Punjab on 12th of February, 2000 by the Governor of the Province of the Punjab at the Governor House, Lahore.

 Justice (R) Sipra graduated from Government College, Lahore and obtained his Law Degree from the Punjab University Law College, Lahore. During his academic years, in addition to securing a position in the University in an Examination, was elected/selected or appointed to various posts of distinction and leadership, and had organized, participated and presided over innumerable debates, seminars, symposia and conventions. In addition to being elected to University Students Union, he was chairman of Inter Collegiate Body comprising of Presidents of all the College Students Unions of Lahore. He also was Chairman of Editorial Board of the English Magazine of Punjab University. He was selected as a Group Leader for a visit to the United States of America. As an Associate Secretary of International Organization of World Universities Service, he led the Punjab University delegation to the Camp organized by the said organization. As one of the delegates of West Pakistan Universities, he participated in the Education Week held in the then East Pakistan. Under his leadership a group of foreign students, then studying in Pakistan, toured Northern Areas of the country.

 Justice (R) Sipra started his legal practice at Lahore and in due course was enrolled as Advocate of High Court of West Pakistan (as it then was) and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He was Legal Advisor to many Companies i.e., textile mills, ghee mills, jute mills, construction companies, import/export firms, R.D.F.C and other government departments; and was on the panel of lawyers of various Banks, Financial Institutions and WAPDA etc. After having been Federal Counselor, he was appointed as Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan at the principal seat of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In 1988, he was elevated as Judge of the Lahore High Court and retired in 1999. He represented his country in the two conventions i.e. “Convention for The Establishment of International Criminal Court” and “Convention against Terrorist Bombing”, respectively, hosted by the United Nations in 1997. He was an active member of both the Syndicates of Universities of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and Taxila respectively.

 Justice (R) Sipra is a life member of SOS Village Lahore, Horticulture Society of Pakistan, Youth Hostels Association of Pakistan, Punjab Public Library Lahore, Quaid-e-Azam Public Library Lahore and Dyal Singh Library, Lahore.

 The detailed profile of Justice (R) Sipra is available at www.lhc.gov.pk

 

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