Arshad Siraj Memon, 7512/Qasim

 

Arshad Siraj Memon - 2007

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Arshad Siraj Memon, kit no. 7512/Qasim House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1975 in 8th Class and left the college in 1980 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 5 February 1961 and got married to Mrs. Yasmin on 3 July 1987. They have 2 children - Hameer and Sonal.

Arshad was a member of the College Hockey team, and also of the Social Welfare Society.

After leaving Petaro, he initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants. He also pursued a degree in Law and obtained his LL.B. in 1988.

He worked with reputable chartered accountancy firms like Hyder Bhimji & Co., and Shakir & Co. Chartered Accountants in Karachi. Subsequently, he joined Sirajul Haque & Company as a Tax Consultant.

Since 1989, he had been practicing law with a concentration on income-tax on Appellate Tribunals and in the High Court.

He remained a Member of the Sindh High Court Bar Association and the Income Tax Bar Association.

In 2007, he was appointed as a Judge of the Sindh High Court. However, within weeks of his becoming a High Court judge, Arshad chose to refuse taking a second oath on the PCO passed by General Musharraf in November 2007.

It was only in the early part of 2009 when he was called back to the Sindh High Court as a Judge once again upon the revival of the constitution and the functioning of the courts under the 1973 Constitution.


Arshad Siraj Memon - 2004