Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wasim Sajjad

After obtaining an M.A. (Political Science) and an LL.B. from the Punjab University, Mr. Wasim Sajjad proceeded to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, from where he obtained the degrees of M.A. Jurisprudence and B.C.L. He is a Barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple and is an honorary fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.

Mr. Wasim Sajjad is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and one of the leading lawyers of the country. He was elected Senator in 1985 and thereafter became the Minister for Justice, Law and Parliamentary Affairs in 1986, which acts as Legal Advisor to the Federal Government and to the Public Sector Organizations in the country and is also responsible for introducing and handling legislative business of the Federal Government in Parliament. Mr. Wasim Sajjad became Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan in 1988 and held the office for 12 years. He has travelled extensively and led numerous delegations to countries all over the world. He has also held the office of the Acting President of Pakistan on several occasions.

As Law Minister, Mr. Wasim Sajjad established the Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad, the purpose of which was to train Lower Court Judges, in Case Handling and Management so as to expedite the disposal of cases. The Academy has now become an important centre for this purpose.

After an absence of some years on account of his responsibilities in the Federal Government, Mr. Wasim Sajjad has now rejoined Sajjad Law Associates as its Head and Senior Partner.

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