Justice Muhammad Bashir Jehangiri (Urdu : محمد بشیر جہانگیری, born 1 February 1937) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 7 January 2002 to 31 January 2002. Previously, he served as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court.

Bashir Jehangiri
محمد بشیر جہانگیری
17th Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
7 January 2002 – 31 January 2002
Appointed byPervez Musharraf
Preceded byIrshad Hasan Khan
Succeeded bySheikh Riaz Ahmad
Personal details
Born (1937-02-01) 1 February 1937 (age 83)
Mansehra, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Alma materUniversity of Peshawar

Early lifeEdit

He was born on 1 February 1937 in Mansehra. He matriculated from M. L. High School, Lahore in 1953. He stood third in F.A. in the University and B.A. (First Class First) from Abbottabad, in 1958 and 1960 respectively. He did his L.L.B from University Law College Peshawar in 1962 and joined the Bar in February 1963. After qualifying the West Pakistan P.C.S. (Judicial) Branch Exam., he was appointed as Civil Judge on 7 March 1966.


After serving at various stations as Civil Judge and Senior Civil Judge, he was promoted as Additional District and Session Judge on 6 July 1974. He served as Judicial Commissioner, Northern Areas in Gilgit from 26 July 1979. On 23 December 1982 he took over charge as Special Judge, Customs, Taxation and Anti-Smuggling (Central) North-West Frontier Province, Peshawar on 12 March 1983 and relinquished this charge on 15 September 1984. He took over charge as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (Justice Division), Islamabad, in December 1984. He attended an advanced course in Public Administration and Development at the National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore, in 1977 and Shariah Course in the Shariah Academy, International Islamic University. Islamabad, from December 1983 to February 1984. He attended the United Nations Institute for Asia and Far East Course on "Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders" at Fuchu, Japan in 1986. He participated as a Legal Member of the Pakistan Delegation in the UN sponsored Geneva Accords on Afghanistan held on 14 April 1988. He was elevated to the Peshawar High Court on 1 October 1988. He attended the World Law Conference, held in Argentina in 1993. He was elevated as Adhoc Judge on 22 February 1995 and then as Judge of Supreme Court on 30 March 1996. He represented Pakistan at the Chief Justices’ Conference and Law Asia Annual Meeting held in Manila, Philippines in August 1997.

Recent work and retirementEdit

Jehangiri was appointed as Acting Wafaqi Mohtasib on 10 February 2000. In this capacity he chaired the meeting of the Asian Ombudsman Association held from 17–20 July 2000 in Manila, Philippines. Wafaqi Mohtasib recently represented Asian Region as President of Asian Ombudsman Association and attended the 7th International Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) held in Durban, South Africa from 27 October to 3 November 2000. Jehangiri retired as the Chief Justice of Pakistan in January 2002.

See alsoEdit


  • "Jehangiri sworn in chief justice". Dawn. 8 January 2002.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Irshad Hasan Khan
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Succeeded by
Sheikh Riaz Ahmad