Covid-19 takes life of Lahore’s additional sessions judge

By: News Desk      Published: 02:13 PM, 12 Nov, 2020
Covid-19 takes life of Lahore’s additional sessions judge

Lahore Additional District and Sessions Judge Azfar Sultan Abrar Syed died due to coronavirus. He was admitted to Services Hospital where he breathed his last battling the deadly coronavirus for nearly a week, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the spokesperson of the Lahore High Court, Azfar Sultan Syed was under treatment after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus a few days earlier.

Judge Azfar Sultan Syed had been posted in the Lahore Sessions Court. Following the confirmation of the virus in the judge, the courtroom was sealed and employees working there were tested for the COVID-19. “The tests of the employees remained negative,” the LHC spokesperson added. The court was also disinfected.

According to the details, Additional Sessions Judge Lahore was tested a week ago due to ill-health. When coronavirus test came back positive, he was shifted to Services Hospital for treatment and his court was sealed. District and Sessions Judge Lahore has confirmed the news of the death of Azfar Sultan Syed due to corona. He said that he was shifted to Services Hospital for treatment six days ago but he could not recover.

   An official of the health department said the judge was put on ventilator due to breathing problems on Wednesday noon but his condition did not improve. His court was earlier sealed by a team of the health department and district government after he was diagnosed Covid-19 positive. 

The official said Qamar Yaseen Nadeem, another additional district and sessions judge serving in Lahore, had also tested positive for the virus. 

Azfar Sultan Syed had been posted in the Lahore Sessions Court for about two months and was hearing criminal cases. When the report of his coronavirus came positive, the court was sealed and orders were issued to the staff to test for the corona virus again.

Hailing from Sialkot, the late judge was posted in Lahore. His academic qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws, as per the District Court Lahore website.

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