What happened: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth passed away on Thursday at the age of 59, days after contracting the coronavirus and being shifted to a private hospital in Islamabad.
A protocol officer of the high court, Zubair Hussain, told media that Justice Seth tested positive for Covid-19 on October 22 and was immediately admitted to a hospital in Peshawar. He was later shifted to the Kulsum International Hospital in Islamabad but was not able to survive.
Major contribution by Justice Seth: On December 17, 2019, the PHC chief justice while heading a special court had penned down the death sentence to former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case for imposing emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.
Condolences: From Prime Minister to military institution, everyone has offered their condolences to Justice Seth’s family