Renowned Pakistani jurist and former judge, Justice (retd) Rasheed A Razvi, passed away at the age of 76 in Karachi after battling an illness, as confirmed by family sources on Saturday.
Justice Razvi had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Karachi. His funeral prayer is scheduled to be offered at an imam bargah in Defence Housing Authority on Sunday.
Born in December 1947 in Bombay, India, Razvi migrated to Karachi with his family in 1956. He received his education in Karachi and entered the legal profession in 1973. Throughout his illustrious career, he served as a Sindh High Court judge and also made significant contributions as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) four times.
Apart from his judicial role, Justice Razvi, a seasoned lawyer, handled numerous cases before the high court and the Supreme Court. His dedication and expertise earned him respect within the legal community.
Justice Razvi was actively involved in various capacities within the bar associations and bar councils of Pakistan, holding positions such as an active member of the Pakistan Bar Council.
His passing marks the end of a distinguished legal career that spanned decades, leaving a legacy of service and contributions to the legal profession in Pakistan. The legal community mourns the loss of a respected figure who played a vital role in shaping the legal landscape of the country.