Hakija Pozderac was the son of Devleta and Meho Pozderac. Upon his uncles request (Nurija Pozderac) he moves from Cazin to Belgrade in 1934 to complete his studies, where he graduates at Belgrade Technical School in 1938. Prior to the outbreak of World War II he joins the Alliance of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ). During this time he receives an assignment from the Party to join the Yugoslav Kings Army in order to agitate Communist virtues among King's soldiers. On the day of bombing of Yugoslavia, 6 April 1941, he was stationed with his regiment at the outskirts of Belgrade (Batajnica area), where his regiment hold the position until capturing by German Wehrmacht Forces. From 10 April 1941 to 30 March 1942 he spend in captivity at unknown Military Prison Camp (near Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria) until escaping with group of prisoners, thus returning by foot back to his hometown Cazin. After recovering from imprisonment torture and hardship, he joins the Partizan movement 8th Krajina Muslim Striking Brigade (osma kraijska muslimanska udarna brigada), obtaining the position of Political Commissar until the end of the War, 15 May 1945.
In 1948 he was elected as National Representative of Cazin to Republic Parliament.
From 1949 to 1952, General Secretary of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo).
From 1953 to 1954, State Secretary for Economic Relations of National Republic of BiH (Sarajevo).
From 1954 to 1956, Head of State Secretariat for Budgeting and Economy of National Republic of BiH (Sarajevo).
From 1956 to 1960, Director of BiH National Bank, Branch Office of Yugoslavian National Bank (Sarajevo).