LAHORE: Senior lawyer Syed Zahid Hussain Bokhari – who served as a Lahore High Court (LHC) judge and Punjab prosecutor general – passed away due to cardiac arrest in Lahore on Saturday.
Bokhari was the father of Punjab PML-N Information Secretary Azma Bokhari. He remained associated with the PPP for a long time and was considered to be close to PPP slain chairperson Benazir Bhutto.
However, he and his daughter later developed differences with the new leadership, resulting in Azma joining the PML-N.
In a message, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif expressed his sorrow over the sad demise and prayed for the departed soul.
Similarly, senior lawyers also extended their condolences to the bereaved family and praised his services for upholding democratic values and constitutionalism. The prominent among them were Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Vice Chairman (VC) Abid Saqi, Ahsan Bhon, Azam Nazir Tarar and Tahir Nasrullah Warraich.
Earlier last month, Zahid Hussain Bokhari had contracted coronavirus. In this connection, his daughter in a tweet dated June 22 had urged the people to pray for him and said that they had managed to get injection and plasma.