PESHAWAR: A Supreme Court attorney, Shahnawaz Khan, died here on Friday. He was 48 years old.
The deceased, a journalist turned lawyer, suffered from cancer. He left three children, a widow and a mother.
His funeral took place here in the Sardar Ahmad Jan colony and he was buried in a nearby cemetery.
Large numbers of people, including lawyers and journalists, attended his funeral.
Shahnawaz Khan began his journalistic career as a court reporter for an Urdu daily newspaper. He then joined the English daily newspaper “The Frontier Post” in the late 1990s, whereupon he was appointed as a correspondent for another daily newspaper, “The Nation”.
He later switched to law and began practicing it in Peshawar. Several years ago he was enrolled as an attorney at the Pakistan Supreme Court.
He was well acquainted with criminal law and remained connected to well-known attorney Barrister Zahoorul Haq.
The late Shahnawaz Khan was considered an upright and competent lawyer known for following legal ethics while advocating his cases in court.
As a former journalist, he was always available to provide legal advice to the journalist community and was known to represent their cases free of charge.
In a statement, former Peshawar Supreme Court Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan, who has retired as an SC judge, expressed his deep sorrow over Shahnawaz’s death.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the deceased soul in eternal peace and to encourage the bereaved family to bear this loss.
The Provincial Harassment Ombudsperson, Rukhshanda Naz, also approved Shahnawaz’s death.
Posted in Dawn on May 22, 2021