Dr. Asim Murtaza Cheema

Dr. Asim Murtaza Cheema got enrolled in LLB (Hons) Shariah & Law in the year 2003 at the International Islamic University Islamabad which is a five years bilingual degree program. He secured first rank in the degree program and awarded Gold medal for his outstanding academic performance. In the year 2008 he started his professional carrier as a lawyer and also got enrolled in LLM (Corporate Law) from the same institution. He again secured first rank in the degree program and awarded another Gold medal. In pursuance of his desire to further enhance his knowledge and understanding in the field of law, he got enrolled in PhD (Law) program in the year 2012 and was awarded PhD degree with distinction. His PhD focussed in accountability and the anti-corruption legal regime in Pakistan. He also remained a human rights activist subsequent to his joining the law profession. He has the experience of working with UN bodies and other National and International Human Rights Organization working specially for the rights of women and children, refugee rights and rights of persons under detention. He also enjoyed the privilege of being selected for International Visitors Leadership Program in the year 2012 which is a premier professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State aimed for emerging foreign leaders in various fields. During this exchange program, he participated in professional meetings with state and non-state institutions across various states in the USA to exchange knowledge and share experiences with his American counterparts. Besides his educational and professional activities, he has keen interest in sports activities. He is an amateur swimmer, Rock climber, Hiker, Trekker and Mountaineer. He also remained a rover scout and a good player of Badminton. At the time of his induction in judiciary in 2015, he was working with the Prosecutor General Accountability in the prosecution department at NAB Headquarters Islamabad. He dealt with a number of mega corruption cases. He has not only experience of teaching law at the National Defence University Islamabad but he also remained associated with different training programs for the police officials and prosecution agencies in the provinces of Punjab and KPK. After joining the judiciary as Civil Judge-Cum-Judicial Magistrate, he remained posted at different districts of Punjab and dealt with civil, family and criminal work including special judicial work.