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Prominent lawyer and former minister Abdul Hafeez Pirzada passes away

According to his family sources, Pirzada passed away in a London hospital late Tuesday night.

Abdul Hafeez Pirzada was an eminent lawyer and was one of the authors of the 1973 Constitution in Pakistan, which continues to be functional in the country till date. Pirzada died due to complications which arose due to a surgery on his intestine, leading to organ failure.

Abdul Hafeez Pirzada

Pirzada was one of Pakistan’s most foremost lawyers and had last represented Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf in the Judicial Commission probing the alleged electoral rigging in the General Elections 2013. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada died at the age of 80 and is survived by two sons, two daughters and his wife. According to his brother Abdul Mujeeb Pirzada, Mr Pirzada had been hospitalized in London, since a month.

Abdul Hafeez Pirzada

Pirzada was a third generation barrister from Lincoln’s Inn and was a senior advocate of the Supreme Court. He was enrolled in the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1962 and in 1979, he signed the roll of senior advocates of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He had also established law chambers in Karachi, in the year 1952.

Abdul Hafeez Pirzada

Besides his fame and recognition as a stellar lawyer, Pirzada was also known as a confidant and key minister in the PPP-led Bhutto government. After the 1971 debacle when Bhutto took over the reins of Pakistan, Pirzada held several key portfolios. These included education, law, finance and parliamentary affairs.

Abdul Hafeez Pirzada

Abdul Hafeez Pirzada was also the owner of the company Hafeez Pirzada Law Associates.

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