Late Justice Javed Iqbal served as the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and later as senior judge of Supreme Court.
He was under treatment for at Lahore’s Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.
His funeral prayers will be offered at 4:00pm in Lahore today.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.
In their condolence messages, lauding the services of Javed Iqbal they said his death a huge loss for the country. They have prayed eternal peace for the departed soul.
Javed Iqbal trends on Twitter in Pakistan
Following his death this morning, Javed Iqbal started trending on micro-blogging site Twitter. Here are a number of tweets from today:-
Javed Iqbal established his own standing in a country where expectations were huge from him,being the son of Allama Iqbal. A rarity indeed.
— Omar Abid (@omarabid21) October 3, 2015
Allama Iqbal’s book “Javed Nama” is named after his son Javed Iqbal.
— Mohyudin (@GrannioAmante) October 3, 2015
Sad to hear about the death of Justice (R) Javed Iqbal. Great loss for Pakistan. May Allah give patience to his Family. Ameen!
— Umair Shaukat (@UmairShaukatISF) October 3, 2015
A great loss indeed! A great scholar ,a great man, great son of a great father justice Javed Iqbal passes away !
— dr seemin bokhari (@drseemin) October 3, 2015
Saddened to learn the demise of my teacher’s soul mate and the son of great Poet, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal May his soul rest in peace
— Aysha Shahid (@aysha_shahid) October 3, 2015
Javed Iqbal is internationally known for his acclaimed publications on philosophy of law and modern Islamic philosophy. #RIPJavedIqbal
— Arbab Saeed (@ArbabSaeed) October 3, 2015
Dr. Javed Iqbal was indeed a great son of a great father. May Allah bless his soul with an exalted place in Jannah.
— M. Basharat Magray (@b_magray) October 3, 2015
Indeed very Sad..Justice Javed Iqbal passes away..A great Intellectual & Writer..May Allah bless him with Jannah..Ameen
— Ayesha Zaineb (@AyeshaZainebz) October 3, 2015
So sad to hear about the loss of Dr.Javed Iqbal; Pakistan loses a legacy…:(
— Zarlasht Faisal (@ZarlashtFaisal) October 3, 2015
Condolences on the death of Justice (R) Javed iqbal, He was one of the finest judiciary leads #Pakistan ever had.
— Irfan Shoukat (@Irfanmutt) October 3, 2015