Irshad Hasan Khan

Justice Irshad Hasan Khan (Urdu : ارشاد حسن خان) (born 7 January 1937) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 26 January 2000 to 6 January 2002. He took his oath under PCO (Provisional Constitutional Order) which was promulgated by General Pervez Musharraf following a military takeover in Pakistan.[1] Subsequently, it was Mr Irshad who validated the military takeover by invoking the doctrine of necessity in his supreme court ruling of 12 May 2000.[2]

Irshad Hasan Khan
ارشاد حسن خان
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16th Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
26 January 2000 – 6 January 2002
Appointed byMuhammad Rafiq Tarar
Preceded bySaeeduzzaman Siddiqui
Succeeded byBashir Jehangiri
Personal details
Born (1937-01-07) 7 January 1937 (age 86)
Lahore, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Alma materUniversity of the Punjab

He is a law graduate from the University of Punjab. Khan enrolled as a pleader in 1959, and as an advocate, High Court of West Pakistan in 1961. He worked on the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1966, and signed the rolls of Senior Advocate to the Supreme Court in 1979. He was a visiting professor at Himayat-e-Islam Law College from 1975 to 1979. He served as Deputy Attorney General for Pakistan from 1979 to 1981. After his retirement from the Supreme Court on 6 January 2002, he was appointed Chief Election Commissioner.[3]


  1. ^ Khan, Hamid. Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-547787-0.
  2. ^ "Justice Irshad made CEC". DAWN.COM. 15 January 2002. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ CEC back from India today

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Preceded by Chief Justice of Pakistan
Succeeded by