Hon’ble Mr. Justice Raja Sajjad Ahmed Khan hails from Tehsil Dhirkot, District Bagh, was born on 17.07.1969. He matriculated from Government Pilot High School Bagh in year 1984 and did his Intermediate and Graduation from Government Degree College Bagh in year 1986 and 1988, respectively. He obtained his LL.B. degree from Islamia University, Bahawalpur in year 1992. He was enrolled as Advocate of District Courts on 01.11.1992 and got license of High Court on 06.05.1996. He was enrolled as Advocate of Supreme Court on 17.11.2001.
During his practice, Hon’ble Judge took active part in Bar Politics. Firstly, he was elected unopposed General Secretary and President of Tehsil Bar Association Dhirkot in years 1995 and 1997 respectively. He remained Vice President of Supreme Court Bar Association in year 2002. He has been member of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Bar Council from District Bagh for three consecutive terms from 2003 to 2017. He was also elected as Vice Chairman of AJ&K Bar Council in year 2003 and 2011. He remained Chairman Executive Committee of Bar Council of AJ&K in year 2005 and 2016. He also remained Chairman Legal Education Committee, Anti-Corruption Committee, Member Enrollment Committee of High Court and Supreme Court. During the period from 2003 to 2017, he did a lot for the welfare and betterment of legal fraternity as well as improvement for legal Education. For lawyer’s relief, he introduced ‘Wakalatnama’ of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council, whereby, lawyer’s community was benefited with millions of rupees. He held seminars in all divisions of Azad Jammu and Kashmir for enhancement of profound skills in young lawyers, wherein large number of lawyers from Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir participated. He also took active part in lawyer’s movements against LFO in year 2003 and remained Member of All Pakistan Lawyers Action Committee and also took active part in lawyer’s movement for restoration of judiciary. He remained member AJK Environmental Protection Agency.
During his practice as an Advocate of about 26 years, he conducted large number of public interest cases, like case of AJ&K Public Service Commission, Shariat Court Judges case, local bodies elections case, etc. He always raised voice for the fundamental rights and civic liberties of the State Subjects.
His Lordship was elevated to the Bench of Hon'ble High Court of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on 23rd May, 2018.