Syed Sharif Uddin Pirzada; Bar-at-Law; Born on 12-6-1923; Graduate in Law from Bombay University, India in 1945; Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan; Ambassador-at-Large; Honorary Secretary to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinah from 1941-44;Secretary, Bombay City Muslim League in 1945-47; Chairman, Publicity Committee of Bombay Provincial Muslim League during General Elections 1945-47; Managing Editor of the Daily Morning herald, Bombay, 1947; Member of various National and International Commissions and Associations also led Pakistani Delegation to United Nation in 1960; Chairman, Quaid-e-Azam Biographic Committee; Foreign Minister of Pakistan, 1966-68; Advisor to the Constitution Commission of Pakistan; Attorney General of Pakistan, 1968-71; Chairman, U. N. Human Rights Sub-Committee on Minorities 1977; Member, International Law Commission; Chairman, Experts Committee for drafting the statutes of Islamic International Court of Justice (O.I.C); Federal Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Attorney General of Pakistan, 1977; Attorney General and Law Minister, 1978-84; Chairman, Company Law Commission (1981); Represented Pakistan in International Tribunal on Runn of Kutch, 1965 and also before International Civil Authority, Montreal in the over flight case; Secretary General O.I.C 1985-88; Ambassador-at-Large; Caretaker Foreign Minister, 1993; Awarded ‘Nishan-i-Imtiaz’ in 1998; Received High Awards from France, Germany, Jordan, Syria and South Korea; Honorary Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of Pakistan; Member, National Security Council 1999; Ambassador-at-Large 1999; Judge Ad-hoc, International Court of Justice 2000; Honorary Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, Law, Justice and Human Rights 2000.
Association with the Organisation of Islamic Conference
Chairman of the Experts’ Group for drafting the statue of the Islamic International Court of Justice.
Served (elected unanimously) as Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference 1985-1988. (This is the highest post that any Pakistani has served in at any international organization)
Member of Committee of Eminent Jurists to review the OIC Charter 2007.
Represented Pakistan before various international forums and tribunals including
Rann of Kutch Case 1965.
Counsel in the reference regarding Namibia (before the International Court of Justice) 1970.
Pakistan’s complaint against India in the matter of overflights at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 1971.
Appointed Judge (ad hoc) International Court of Justice 2000, making him only the second Pakistani to serve there.
Association with the United Nations
Member United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1972-1979 (Served as Chairman from 1977–1978).
Chairman, Investigation and Working Group of Complaints of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1978-1979.
Leader of the Pakistani delegation to the Law of Sea Conference 1978-1980.
Elected (by the UN General Assembly) to the International Law Commission, 1981-1986.
Leader of Pakistani Delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission, 1995.
Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada Pictures