LAHORE: Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, the son of philosopher-poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal, passed away in Lahore on Saturday after protracted illness.
Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, 91, was under treatment for cancer at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore.
Javed Iqbal has authored various books on Pakistan’s nationalism, movement and political ideology of Pakistan. Apart from philosophy, he had a prolific career in Judiciary of Pakistan and was a former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court before elevating to Supreme Court.
He was born in Sialkot on 5 October 1924 to Allama Muhammad Iqbal and his second wife, Sardar Begum. His mother died when he was 11, and his father died when he was 14. President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Justice retired Javed Iqbal.
In their separate condolence messages, they prayed eternal peace for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family. Lauding the legal and literary services of Javed Iqbal, they said his death is a huge loss to the country and his services will be remembered for all times to come. DNA
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