Javid Iqbal



Designation: Former Chief Justice
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Supreme Court of Pakistan

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Javaid Iqbal (Sr.) (born 1924) is an eminent scholar, Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He is the son of the poet-philosopher Sir Muhammad Iqbal.

Javaid Iqbal received the following educational degrees and distinctions: BA (Hon.) degree in 1944 from the Government College, Lahore, MA degree in English, and MA degree in Philosophy (Gold Medalist) in 1948, Punjab' PhD degree in Philosophy in 1954 from the University of Cambridge, UK, Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1956. He has received honorary doctorates from Villanova University, USA, and Selcuk University, Kenya, Turkey.
He began as an advocate in Lahore High Court, and later became a judge and Chief Justice of this court. He was also a judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Elected member, Senate of Pakistan (Upper House of Parliament).
He has published papers on Islamic political thought, political ideology in Pakistan and the philosophy of Iqbal which were published in national and international journals. He is also a scholar on the thoughts and works of his father. During 1960-62 and in 1977, he was the delegate of Pakistan to the United Nations General Assembly.
He has argued in favor of reforms in the Hudud laws of Pakistan.
He is married to Nasira Iqbal, a retired Lahore High Court Judge.
He lost the election to Zulfiqar Bhutto in 1970 and was elected a Senator several years later.

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