Justice Azmat served in NAB under Musharraf

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LAHORE: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, who has been nominated for the post of chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), had been acting as prosecutor in the accountability institutions during the reigns of former President Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He also appeared from the Ehtesab Bureau in a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed had refused to take oath under Musharraf’s PCO and later turned down Musharraf’s offer for restoration on the judge’s post. However, before the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Azmat Saeed took oath under the 1973 Constitution along with his three other colleagues and was restored.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed was regarded as one of the most competent, professional and non-political lawyers of the country. He was a best lawyer of Corporate Law. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed was born in Rawalpindi on Aug 28, 1954. He got the law degree from the Punjab University in 1978 and started practicing law during the same year. He was appointed legal adviser of LDA in 1996, while in 1997 during the Nawaz Sharif’s prime ministership he was appointed special prosecutor in the Ehtesab Bureau. In this capacity, he appeared against President Asif Ali Zardari in the Swiss case.
In 2000 during the Musharraf’s era, he was appointed deputy prosecutor in the NAB and special prosecutor in 2001. Being special prosecutor, Justice Azmat Saeed was dealing with Attock fort Rawalpindi Ehtesab courts. On Dec 1, 2004, he was appointed additional judge in the LHC, while on Dec 1, 2005 he was appointed permanent judge of the LHC. He will retire in 2016.

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