Justice Javed Iqbal was born on 1 August 1946 & raised in Quetta. After graduating from the Sandman High School (SHC) in Quetta, he moved to Lahore, Punjab Province to study law. Admitted at the Punjab University, he obtained LLB degree in 1968, and MA degree in Political science in 1970 from the Punjab University.
For his advanced studies, Iqbal went to Australia where he attended the University of Western Australia, subsequently submitting his thesis to obtained LLM degree in International law in 1971.
In 1971, he moved to his native city, Quetta, where he became Public prosecutor and government pleader at the Balochistan High Court In 1973, he joined the law branch of the Government of Balochistan Province which he retained until 1977.
Iqbal later acted as the Deputy Secretary at the Law Department in 1981 and later served as the Officiating Secretary Law till 1982. In 1982, he was appointed as a session judge at the district court, and gave verdicts in anti-corruption and custom cases. In 1985, Iqbal attended the International Islamic University (IIU).
In Islamabad where he gained master’s degree in Islamic law where his thesis contained the work on jurisprudence in Islamic Faqīh and Sharia laws, in 1987. During the same period, he attended an advanced course National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA).
In 1988, he was also appointed as the Judicial Member, Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal, but the Government of Balochistan did not relieve him. In 1990, he became Registrar of the Balochistan High Court which he retained until 1993. Currently he is serving as Chairman NAB, Javed Iqbal is working very positively toward the corruption free state mission as NAB was founded to punish who ever is found guilty in corruption cases.