This blog salutes the advocates of the High Court of Sindh and all the other courts of Pakistan who have shed their sweat and blood for the cause of freedom and democracy in our country. These sacrifices in the name of the common law, human rights, dignity, decency and the rule of law will never be forgotten. This blog celebrates the culture of freedom which English law has given to the Indian subcontinent and it is written to celebrate this great tradition.
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The editor holds the following degrees and qualifications: (i) BA (Webster University, USA); (ii) MSc (London School of Economics, UK); (iii) MA (School of Oriental and African Studies, UK); (iv) GDL (College of Law, UK); (v) BVC (College of Law, UK); (vi) LLB (Hons) (College of Law, UK); (vii) Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple); (viii) LLM (College of Law, UK).
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The Sindh High Court is a creature of statute. It was created by the Government of India Act 1935 which also separated Burma and the Colony of Aden in Yemen from India. India was a very large administrative unit which the British used as a centre for the advancement of their imperial designs.
Just to illustrate this fact by way of example, the Indian Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (which is still used in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh) was also used all over East Africa – and still is to some extent.
British India had three High Courts with original jurisdiction (where one could begin proceedings in the first instance). These were in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras. All the other High Courts in British India were appellate courts. Appeals from the High Courts in India were heard in the Privy Council where barristers such as Muhammed Ali Jinnah and Motilal Nehru had extensive practices.