Honourable Justice

Justice_Junaid_Ghaffar

Mr. Justice Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar

name:
Muhammad Junaid Ghaffar
Academic Qualification:
  • Passed his Secondary School examination from Little Folk's Secondary School, Karachi, in the year 1979 and Higher School (HSC) in Pre-Engineering from Government National College Karachi in 1982. Thereafter joined NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi in the Electrical Engineering Program,but after spending a year in the University, left due to lack of interest in the subject of Electrical Engineering.
  • Passed the Bachelor of Commerce exam from Government Premier College (evening program) in the year 1986. After doing B.Com, joined S. M. Law Government College and passed his LL.B exam with 1st Class Second position in the year 1990.
  • Initially started legal practice on his own and thereafter joined Navin Merchant & Associates and remained associated as Partner from the year 2003 till March 2013. Started his own office in March 2013 and was elevated to the Sindh High Court as an Additional Judge on 31.08.2013.
Professional Qualification:
  • Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan since 2012.
  • Advocate of High Courts in Pakistan since 2000.
  • Advocate of Subordinate Courts in Pakistan since 1993.
Professional Memberships:
  • Member Supreme Court Bar Association.
  • Member, Sindh High Court Bar Association, Karachi.
  • Member Karachi Bar Association.
  • Member Karachi Tax Bar Association.
  • Member Pakistan Intellectual Property Rights Association (PIPRA).
  • Member of Memon Professional Forum. Also acted as Honorary Secretary in 2006-07 and as Senior Vice President in 2008-09.
Professional Experience:
  • Has advised on a large variety of taxation issues mainly relating to Customs, Federal Excise, Sales Tax and Income Tax to Clients which include local and multinational companies in Pakistan and abroad. Has appeared in various courts within the country including, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, High Court of Sindh, Lahore High Court, District Courts, Customs Tribunal, Income Tax Tribunal, Special Judge Customs & Taxation in tax related matters both Civil and Criminal.
  • Numerous judgements at the Tribunal and High Court level have been reported in Law Journals on major issues of Customs, Federal Excise, Sales Tax, Income Tax, Constitution, Interpretation etc;
  • Advised and represented clients in various law fields including but not limited to commercial contracts and agreements, Rent disputes, issues related to power and energy sector, Building Control/CDGK/Cantonment matters;
  • Advised and represented Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association on issues relating to Bills of Ladings, Carriage of Goods by Air & Sea including Bill on Logistics and shipping;
  • Advised on alternative dispute resolution in tax matters;
  • Has been the Member of the Advisory Committee of the Collectorate of Customs Appraisement;
  • Attended the Pakistan World Custom Organisation Valuation Workshop conducted by WCO;
  • Has remained Vice Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the year 2004 to 2006;
  • Has been the Senior Vice Chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the years 2008 to 2010.
  • Until elevation was the Sr. Vice chairman of Legal Affairs/assets management/hospital/tenants Committee of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2012-13;
  • Read Paper at the Seminar on "Sales Tax on Services as a Provincial Levy" organised by the Karachi Tax Bar Association in 2011;
  • Advised on various intellectual property issues which includes Trade Marks, Copy Right and Designs and has represented several Pakistani and multinational clients in intellectual property matters at the Trade Mark Registry as well before the High Courts.
  • Read Paper on "Intellectual Property Viz a Viz Customs Act 1969 at the Annual Media Conference at Karachi Expo Centre in 2010.
  • Has been the Vice Chairman of the "Intellectual Property Rights Committee" of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the years 2006 to 2008;
Conferences:
  • Attended Saarc law conference held in Karachi in the year 1993.
  • Also attended international Advocates Conference held in San Francisco California (USA) in the year 1993.
  • Attended Saarc law conference held in Karachi in the year 2004.
  • Attended Seminar on Islamic Banking and Islamic Insurance (Takaful) on 16.12.2006 jointly organised by Institute of Cost & Management Accountants and Memon Professional Forum.
  • Attended Seminar on SUKUK held on 27.3.2007 by the Professional Accountants Forum.
  • Attended a full day Workshop on "A to Z of Entrepreneurship" on 05.05.2007 organised by Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).
  • Attended a Workshop on "Peak Performance Strategies to be Number One" conducted by Mr. Brad Tonini from Nutshell Forum, Australia.
  • Attended a Seminar on Project Management on 09.03.2007 conducted by Eng. Rehan-ul-Ambia Managing Director of FTC Management Company Limited and Dr. Faisal Manzoor Arain, Director Projects, Institute of Business Administration, (IBA), Karachi.
  • Attended a workshop on Programming your Sub-conscious for Success organised on 19.03.2007 conducted by Mr. RoshiKumar Pandya from India.
  • Attended a workshop on Personal & Professional Effectiveness on 24.03.2007 conducted by Dr. Shailesh Thaker from India.
  • Attended a Seminar on "Power of Professionalism & Challenges of Leadership" on 24.05.2007 at Regent Plaza conducted by Dr. Upali Mahanama from Sri Lanka.
  • Attended International Seminar on "Strengthening Administration of Justice and Upholding the Rule of Law in SAARC Countries-Challenges and Opportunities" at New Delhi in 2012.
  • Also read Paper on "Establishment of Common Forum for Alternative Dispute Resolution in SAARC Countries" at the International Seminar at New Delhi in 2012.
  • Visited Turkey with Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan on a study tour in May 2013.

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