Prominent lawyer and former minister Abdul Hafeez Pirzada passes away
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.
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.
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.
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 was also the owner of the company Hafeez Pirzada Law Associates.
#RIP Hafeez Pirzada. He was one of the founding member of PPP. And contributor of 1973 constitution.
— Arbab SK (@arbabS_) September 2, 2015
@gulbukhari Wrong Pirzada. Hafeez Pirzada supported the referendum and advised Musharraf on other cases, but mostly a commercial lawyer.
— Omar Waraich (@OmarWaraich) September 2, 2015
Constitution maker & PTI lawyer in JC case Mr. Hafeez Pirzada died. May his soul rest in peace.
— Amna Aslam (@amna_aslam296) September 2, 2015
Deeply saddened on the sad demise of abdul Hafeez Pirzada Sb. May Allah give his family courage to bear this loss.
— Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) September 2, 2015
Extremely saddened by the news of Abdul Hafeez Pirzada Sb’s demise. He was a great lawyer & an asset of Pakistan. May Allah bless his soul.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) September 2, 2015
Saddened to hear of Hafeez Pirzada’s death. Found him to be a remarkable lawyer. My prayers & condolences to the family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 2, 2015
Author of 1973 Constitution Abdul Hafeez Pirzada passes away
— Mawra Hocane (@MawraHucan) September 2, 2015
— Raja Ghias Aslam (@RajaGhias_PSF) September 2, 2015