Hamid Khan's book "A history of a judiciary in Pakistan" launched
KARACHI (APP): Speakers at a book launching ceremony titled "A history of a judiciary in Pakistan" appreciated the author for penning the history of judiciary in an objective manner and termed him as an "Insider" as he has he undertook a detailed study of history and development of the judiciary in the country.
The book launching ceremony was jointly organized by Rasheed Rizvi Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights at PILER and Literary Committee of Karachi Press Club (KPC) at KPC, said a statement on Wednesday.
Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice (Retd.) Wahjeehuddin Ahmed was the chief guest, where as speakers besides the author included former Governor of Sindh Barrister Kamal Azfar, former Attorney General of Pakistan Munir A. Malik, Director, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi Dr Syed Jaffer Ahmed, senior lawyer Faisal Siddiqi, Sarmat Jalal Executive Director of PILER Karamat Ali, Secretary of Karachi Press A. H. Khanzada.
A large number of civil society activists, key representatives of legal fraternity were present at occasion.
Hamid Khan is a former president of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (2001-2003) and the Lahore High Court Bar Association 1992-93. His other publications included "The Islamic Law of Inheritance ", "Constitutional and political history of Pakistan", Principles of Administrative Law" and “Comparative constitutional Law."
Speaking on the occasion Justice Wajihuddin recalled various prominent cases of the history and give his opinion.
Author Hamid Khan said judiciary in Pakistan drives its origin from the judicial system of British India.
"The book is my version of the history as I saw it," he said adding that writers have limitations, he said.