LAHORE: Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, son of renowned poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal, was laid to rest at a local graveyard on Saturday.
Earlier, his funeral prayers were offered in Gulberg in which Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Asif Khan Khosa, Attorney General of Pakistan Suleman Butt, Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan, Justice Shahid Waheed, former governor Chaudary Sarwar, Mujeebur Rehman, Khursheed Kasuri, Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan and a large number of people from different walks of life participated.
Javed Iqbal passed away at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital on Saturday Morning at the age of 91.
Justice Iqbal was born on 5 October 1924. He served as the chief justice of the Lahore High Court before being elevated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan as judge of country’s top court.
He was married to Justice (retd) Nasira Ibqal, also a former judge of the Lahore High Court, and survived by two sons Walid Iqbal and Munib Iqbal.
Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal authored Javid Nama after his son as well as many poems indirectly addressing Muslim youth.
He received degrees in MA English, philosophy and law from local and foreign institutions. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain expressed profound grief over the demise of justice Iqbal.
In their separate condolence messages, they prayed eternal peace for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.