Justice (R) Shah Jahan Yousafzai
Justice (R) Shah Jahan Yousafzai is an honorable and reputed member of the Central Executive Committee of Qaumi Watan Party. Born on 3rd April, 1950 at district Mardan, Mr. Shah Jehan received his early education from Government High School and College, Mardan passing his L.LB with flying colours from Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar in 1971.
Mr. Shah Jehan was promptly enrolled in West Pakistan Bar Council where he started practicing as Advocate in 1972 and later as Advocate of High Court in 1986 conducting Civil, Criminal, Writ Petitions and Service cases successfully in both lower and high courts. His incessant dedication and struggle towards his profession got him appointed as Additional Advocate General in 1995 from where he was elevated on the statuses of Additional Judge of Peshawar High Court on 1st February, 1997, Judge of Peshawar High Court on 3rd February, 1998 and as Acting Chief Justice on various occasions 11 times in a very short span of time. His additional duties include Member Syndicate Gomal University D.I.Khan, Member Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee and Chairman of the Sub-ordinate Judiciary Appellate Tribunal which he performed very diligently and effectively.
Mr. Shah Jehan is a well-known political figure belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who was awarded several acclaimed positions throughout his life due to his disciplined personality and exemplary conduct. He was appointed on different posts like monitoring inspection judge for District Mardan and Swabi on 3rd February, 2000, Member Administration Committee of the Peshawar High Court on 3rd April 2005 and Member Election Tribunal on 24th October, 2002. Being a prolific judge, he also participated in the study tour for Pakistan judicial officials on international cooperation by United Nations on drug and crimes from 16th November, 2009 to 20th November, 2009 and in the study program for judicial educators by common wealth judicial education institution from 5th June 2011 to 24th June 2011. His exemplary services also include serving as Judge of a high court for a period of 15 years which is the longest tenure in the known history of subcontinent particularly since 1901 in KPK and all other high Courts of Pakistan.
Justice Shah Jehan holds a special status in the Party as advisor to the Chairman on all legal matters. He was entrusted with the sensitive assignment of holding intra Party elections, a task which he has been able to perform with exemplary skill.