LHC judge Shakil-ur-Rahman passes away after battling cancer

Justice (retd) Shakil, who also served as the advocate general of Punjab, breathed his last in Islamabad

INP November 16, 2021
Justice Shakil-ur-Rahman Khan. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB


Lahore High Court (LHC) judge and former advocate general of Punjab, Justice (retd) Shakil-ur-Rahman Khan passed away in Islamabad on Tuesday following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Khan was diagnosed with cancer and also received treatment in the United States. His body will be shifted to Lahore today, with his funeral prayers scheduled to be offered in Garden Town of the metropolis.

The former AGP was born on February 15, 1969. He attained his LLB degree from the University Law College, Punjab University, Lahore.

He was appointed as LHC judge on October 23, 2018. He also served as the 36th Advocate General of Punjab, appointed by Governor of Punjab on March 7, 2016 and as Ex-Officio Chairman of the Punjab Bar Council (PBC).

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Khan had earlier resigned from the same post to continue his practice in law as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He was the son of former judge of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice LHC, Justice Khalil-ur-Rahman Khan. His younger brother, Farid-ur-Rehman Khan, is a medical doctor.

It is also pertinent to mention that Khan's father had not taken an oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) from then President General (retd) Pervez Musharaf.


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