ISLAMABAD: Former Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif will defend Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, in court on Tuesday, confirmed Lawyer Raja Shujaur Rehman.
Justice Khawaja was appointed Chief Justice of the LHC on April 12, 2009 and retired on 8 December 2010 on attaining the age of superannuation. He was appointed to the court on May 21, 1998.
The CJ remained deposed from the bench from November 3, 2007 till March 17, 2009 when he was restored.
The Divisional bench (DB) of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), comprising of Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman and Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi will hear the case at 10:30am in the IHC.