Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany
Justice Sarmad J. Osmany, Judge Sindh High
Court Karachi Pakistan. Born October 13, 1950 at Lahore,
married with two children, interests include golf, hunting
and fishing, classical music, theatre, literature.
High School from St. Anthony’s High School, Lahore,
1966, Graduated (BA) University of Peshawar, 1971, LLB
University of Punjab, 1975, LLM, University of London,
Worked as an associate with a leading law firm in Karachi
from 1979 to 1982 then in USA with the law firm of Shearman
& Sterling New York City from 1983 to 1984. Practiced
mostly in the international trade and banking areas.
Established own Law Firm in Karachi in 1985, appeared
before Sindh High Court as well as Arbitration Tribunals,
practiced in the banking and shipping areas and also
handled merger and acquisition matters while advising
the Privatization Commission of Pakistan.
Elevated as a Judge of the Sindh High Court in 1998,
heard and decided cases in all areas of the Law including
Shipping, Banking, Property, Tax, Constitution as well
as Criminal Areas. Member of the Provincial Steering
Committee for the Province of Sindh in the Government
of Pakistan’s Judicial and Legal Reform Project.
This Project is funded by the Asian Development Bank
and entails reforms in a number of areas including Judicial
Policy and Administration, Delay Reduction Programme,
Access to Justice, Legal Education, Judicial Training,
Strengthening Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures,
Drafting /Amendment of Legislation etc. Attended Workshops
and Seminars in the country regarding the Project. Also
attended International Judicial Conferences on Secured
Transactions Law Reforms and International Insolvency
sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and World Bank.
Elevated to the Supreme Court in September, 2008 and
then became Chief Justice Sindh High Court on 3rd August,
Professor of Law at Sindh Muslim law College Karachi,
from 1980 to 1982 and then from 1985 till 1998. Taught
both LL.B. and LL.M. classes viz contract, sale of goods,
company and international law.