LAHORE: Senior Advocate Supreme Court Abdullah Khan Dogar, also famously known as A.K Dogar, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the age of 86.
He was buried in the local graveyard of Upper Mall Scheme, Lahore after his funeral prayers were offered. He had been not well for quite some time. He was also a patient of Parkinson’s disease for a long time. Condolences from all over the country were expressed on the demise of the Senior ASC.
He was the father-in-law of former chief justice of Lahore High Court Mamoon Rashid Sheikh.
Mr. Dogar represented many politicians throughout his legal career. He remained a legal counsel of Jamatud Dawa’s chief Hafiz Saeed for years and successfully defended him before courts against his detention and other actions taken against him by different governments.
He had also challenged military coup by retired Gen Pervez Musharraf in 1999 before the Supreme Court and represented late Kalsoom Nawaz against the detention of her husband, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Mr. Dogar was a legal counsel in many high-profile cases. He had also questioned dual office holding by then president Asif Ali Zardari and a full bench of the LHC in 2011 asked the president to shun political activities. He was also one of the petitioners in a case for the disqualification of former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani.
He was also the founder of an organization namely “Lawyers Foundation for Justice” for filing public interest litigation. He had also challenged jurisdiction of the LHC to hear a petition of Pervez Musharraf against his conviction by a special trial court in high treason case.
By: Salman Ahmed