A.S.M. Akram

Abu Saleh Muhammad Akram (1888, Calcutta - April 1968, Lahore) was the first Chief Justice of Dacca High Court and a former justice of the Federal Court of Pakistan (now the Supreme Court of Pakistan).

Bengal Boundary CommissionEdit

Akram was one of the two members from Pakistan at the Bengal Boundary Commission for the Radcliff Award in June 1947.[1][better source needed][2]


East PakistanEdit

Akram was appointed the first Chief Justice of the Dacca High Court after it was created in 1947.[3]

Federal Court of PakistanEdit

In 1951, Akram became a judge of the Federal Court of Pakistan. In 1954 he was in line to succeed the retiring Chief Justice, Abdul Rashid but stood aside under pressure from Governor-General Ghulam Muhammad, and Justice Muhammad Munir was appointed instead.[4]

In 1952, he led an inquiry against Khan Najaf Khan, a police official in connection with the assassination of Pakistan's first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan.[5]

Council of Islamic IdeologyEdit

Akram became the first chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology, serving from 1 August 1962 to 5 February 1964.[6]


Akram died in Lahore in April 1968.


  1. ^ "Radcliff's Award (August 16, 1947)". Guess Papers. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Reports of International Arbitral Awards" (PDF). UN legal website. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ Jafar, Abu (2012). "Akram, Justice ASM". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ Sehgal, Ikram (4 October 2007). "Necessity and overkill". The Daily Star (Editorial). Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Declassified US Embassy docs:- The Assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan". Zimbio (Blog). Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Chairmen". Council of Islamic Ideology. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2011.