Peshawar High Court on Saturday held full court reference to pay homage to the late Chief Justice, Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth- who breathed his last on November 12 this year while still in office. Besides the honorable Chief Justice and Judges of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), former judges of HC, members of the legal fraternity, family and friends of the late Chief Justice and government officials attended.
His services in preserving, protecting and promoting the cause of law and justice were recognized and highly appreciated. The participants, through a resolution expressed and conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family on his sudden demise and paid him rich tributes. A copy of the resolution was presented by the honourable CJ and Senior Puisne Judge to the daughter of the late CJ.
In his reference, Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan, Chief Justice PHC, while sharing a brief account of personal virtues and professional excellence of the deceased with the audience stated, ‘His unqualified and unwavering commitment to the constitution, unflinching reverence to the rule of law, human rights and civil liberties earned him singular respect not only from the legal community, but the masses at large. His judgments are there to carve out a distinguishable niche for him in the annals of judicial history.
He is destined to long outlive the contours of his mortal life. He heard and decided some of the most difficult cases of our judicial history and his verdicts abound in the richness of constitutional understanding, legal interpretation and exposition.