Shafique Ahmed was born on July 16, 1937 at village Narayanpur
of Brahmanpara Upazila in Comilla. He is the youngest among
four sons and five daughters of Late Taleb Ali and Begum E.
Barrister Shafique Ahmed passed Matriculation in 1953 from
Comilla Govt. Zilla School in first division, Intermediate
in 1955 from Dhaka College in first division. He obtained
his honors and Master's degree in Geography from Dhaka University
in 1958 and 1959 respectively. He secured first position in
second class in both BA (Hon's) and MA examinations. He passed
LLB from Dhaka University in 1963 and LLM from King's College,
London in 1967. He received his Barrister-at-Law degree from
Lincoln's Inn, London in 1967.
Barrister Shafique Ahmed was enrolled as an advocate in the
High Court in 1967. He was elected President of Bangladesh
Supreme Court Bar Association for 1999-2000 and 2008-2009.
He was Chairman of Executive Committee of Bangladesh Bar Council
and Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council. He was part time
Lecturer of Law Department of Dhaka University from 1969 to
1973. He was Principal of Dhaka City Law College from 1973
to 2005, Syndicate Member of Dhaka University from 1989 to
1991. He was President of Democratic Lawyers Association of
Bangladesh affiliated to International Association of Democratic
Lawyers and an NGO named Dhustha Shasthya Kendra. He was Secretary
General of Law Teachers Association of Bangladesh.
Barrister Shafique Ahmed married Professor Mahfuza Khanam
on February 8, 1969 who was Principal of Manikgonj Govt. Mohila
Degree College before retirement. Professor Mahfuza Khanam
was Vice-President of Dhaka University Central Student Union
(DUCSU) in 1967. At present she is General Secretary of Asiatic
Society of Bangladesh. Barrister Shafique Ahmed and Professor
Mahfuza Khanam are blessed with two sons and one daughter.
Eldest son Dr. Mahfuz Shafique and daughter Dr. Masrura Shafique
are doctors, youngest son Mahbub Shafique is a Barrister from
Lincoln's Inn, London, now practicing as an advocate in Supreme
Court of Bangladesh.
Barrister Shafique Ahmed was skilled sportsman during his
He travelled widely and participated in many international
seminars and conferences in different countries.
Barrister Shafique Ahmed has been appointed as the Minister
of the Ministry of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
on January 06, 2009.