Syed Muhammad Anwer

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Justice Dr. Syed Mohammed Anwer,(Urdu: سید محمد انور (was elevated as Aalim Judge in Federal Shariat Court on 12th May, 2020[1],. Subsequently, he was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court by the President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi on 16th May, 2022[2]. Before elevation, he was appointed by the then President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Husain as a member of the Council of Islamic Ideology[3] on the basis of his extensive research and contributions in the field of Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic finance and Shariah. He was an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan having expertise in diverse legal disciplines ranging from civil and criminal litigation, corporate law, IT telecom, E-commerce and International trade and finance etc. He also held different offices related to the legal profession including Member legal to Customs Appellate Tribunal, Islamabad[4] , director legal ministry of IT and telecom where he drafted laws for the IT and telecom sector of Pakistan. He remained chairman of Electronic Certification and Accreditation council (ECAC), a legal body to regulate e-commerce in Pakistan by virtue of the Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002. In this capacity he drafted fundamental regulations for the ECAC to provide the legal foundation for electronic transactions in Pakistan necessary for the certification authorities to operate in Pakistan. He remained Deputy Attorney General Islamabad [5], prior to which he was elected President of Islamabad Bar Association for the year 2013.


  1. Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law and Justice. "Notification". Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  2. Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law and Justice. "Notification". Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  3. Wasif, Sehrish. "Appointment of CII Members". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  4. Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Law and Justice. "Notification". Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  5. "Appointment of Additional, Deputy Additional Attorneys General approved". Business Recorder. Retrieved 14 April 2023.

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