Honourable Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was born on 18.01.1954 at Lahore. He did his Matriculation from Cathedral High School, Lahore and Graduation from Government College, Lahore. Thereafter he completed his Bachelor of Law from the University of Punjab in the year 1979-80 after which he joined the legal profession as an Advocate on 02.05.1980. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Courts in 1982 and an Advocate of the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1994. Subsequently, he was elevated as a Judge of the Lahore High Court on 22.05.1998 and the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 18.02.2010. His lordship took oath as the Chief Justice of Pakistan on 31.12.2016.
His lordship practiced civil, commercial, tax and constitutional law and appeared in numerous important constitutional cases before the High Courts and the Supreme Court. He was elected as Secretary General of the Lahore High Court Bar Association in the year 1991. On 29.03.1997, he was appointed as Federal Law Secretary. It was the first time in the history of the country that a member of the Bar was appointed to such a post.
Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was a member of the delegation representing Pakistan in the “International Youth Conference” held in Libya, Tripoli in 1973. He represented Pakistan in the International Conference on “Pakistan and India at Fifty” held in Wilton Park, United Kingdom. His lordship led the Pakistani delegation at a minister level conference on “Asia Region Transitional Crimes” held in Manila, Philippines and the Pakistani delegation on Human Rights to Switzerland. He participated in a conference held in Oslo, Norway in February, 2009 under the auspices of the Pakistani community in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Islam and Democracy” and read a paper on the “Role of the Courts in Islamic Democratic Society”. His lordship also remained a part-time lecturer at Punjab Law College and Pakistan College of Law, where he taught civil procedure and constitutional law.