LHC ex-CJ Khwaja Muhammad Sharif laid to rest
Former chief justice of Lahore High Court Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif who breathed his last on Friday night was laid to rest in Lahore on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Justice Sharif’s Namaz-i-Janaza was offered at Lahore’s Mianisahib graveyard at 11:00 am on Saturday.
Hundreds of people including former chief justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar attended the Namaz-i-Janaza.
It may be recalled that Khawaja Muhammad Sharif was reinstated on March 16, 2009 along with the judges who were removed from their posts on November 3, 2007 for not taking oath under PCO due to the lawyers' movement.
He was appointed Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court on April 14 a month after his reinstatement.
On December 9, 2010, Chief Justice LHC Khawaja Muhammad Sharif retired after the completion of his term. Khawaja Muhammad Sharif commenced practice in legal profession on April 7, 1971 from the office of Khawaja Sultan Ahmad, the most Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan and High Court and enrolled as an advocate of Lahore High Court, Lahore on 24 Maym 1973.
He was elected twice as President of Lahore Bar Association in the year 1989 and 1991. During practice he wrote seven law books which are Motor Accident Claims, Press and Publication Ordinance, Arbitration Act, Company Law, West Pakistan Civil Courts Ordinance and Law of Torts and the seventh book is Manual of Local Bodies Elections Laws with Rules.
Reporter Malik Ashraf