Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah, judges and staff of the court have expressed their profound grief and shock over the recent death of former judge of the IHC Riaz Ahmed Khan.
Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan passed away due to Covid-19 and was buried in his ancestral village in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Justice (R) Riaz Ahmed Khan was elevated to the IHC as judge on Dec 21, 2010 and after remaining the judge of the IHC for a period of three and a half years, he retired on May 14, 2014.
He was again appointed by the federal government as Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) on March 7, 2015 and he remained there till May 14, 2017.
In a message, Justice Athar Minallah termed the death of Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan an irreparable loss not only for his family but also for the legal fraternity.
According to a circular issued by the IHC, Justice Riaz was considered an eminent lawyer and a highly respected and renowned pillar of the legal community.
He will always be remembered for his enviable human qualities, said the statement eulogizing the services of Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan.
Justice Riaz was from a middle class background but his was an educated family, Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan after matriculation got admission in Edwards College, Peshawar and after graduation in 1973 he joined Political Science Department in Peshawar University and got Master’s Degree in 1975.