Who is Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth, the judge who ordered to hang Musharraf?

Justice Waqar, who has written a detailed verdict on the serious treason case against Musharraf, has ruled in important cases in the past.

Waqar Ahmed

The federal government has decided to file a reference in the Supreme Judicial Council against Special Judge Waqar Ahmed Seth, who wrote a detailed verdict on the serious treason case against former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth issued a brief verdict on December 17 to execute Musharraf, while the detailed verdict of the case was revealed on Thursday. Several points are of paramount importance in the decision but the government and the military have reacted strongly to one paragraph – which also made Seth the topic of discussion everywhere.

Based on this decision, Federal Law Minister Frogh Naseem, Prime Minister’s Assistant Special Assistant Barrister Shahzad Akbar and Assistant Special Information Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan also questioned his reputation and mental condition.

Who is Justice Waqar?

Justice Waqar belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s district Dera Ismail Khan. He received his Matriculation from Kent Public School in Peshawar in 1977 and Higher Secondary Education from FG Inter College for Boys. After completing his primary education. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Islamia College Peshawar.

Justice Waqar of Gomal University and senior journalist Shameem Shahid of Peshawar told the Independent Urdu that Waqar Seth spent less than a year in Gomal University’s advocacy department. He then went to the Law College of the Peshawar University and obtained a law degree in 1985.

Waqar Ahmad Seth became a lawyer in the sub-courts in 1985, the Peshawar High Court in 1990 and then in 2008, he started practicing as an advocate.

According to Shamim Shahid, Waqar Seth was a quiet person and never participated in politics as a student. Waqar Seth lived in Peshawar while he was attending school and after completing his education, he had an office in the Pir Bakhsh building of the city, where Shamim had his office too.

Official website of Peshawar High Court:

Justice Waqar Seth’s profile on the website of the Peshawar High Court states that he became the additional judge of the Bench in 2011 and has previously served as a banking judge in the Peshawar High Court.

He then became a Judge of the Peshawar High Court Company and served as a member of the Judicial Service Tribunal. Currently, he is the Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court and was a Special Court Judge in the Musharraf case.

Waseem Ahmed Shah, a journalist associated with the Dawn, told The Independent Urdu that he has seen the journey of Justice Waqar Seth from lawyer to judge. s far as I know, he is a fearless person and no one can pressurize him for any decision.

“Justice Waqar Seth is a fearless judge who makes decisions on merit and never seems to have made any decision on a political basis,” Shah.

Important decisions by Justice Waqar:

  • Suspended the sentences of 74 alleged terrorists who were sentenced to death by military courts in 2018.
  • In another case, he also ruled against giving more powers to the Army in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Petition against the Bus Rapid Transit (Peshawar Metro) to be constructed in Peshawar that the National Accountability Bureau should investigate the project.
  • In addition, he had recently ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to investigate another decision regarding the BRT itself.

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  • He is a bhuttoist from the start, how can someone’s say he is not political. He has said on several occasions that as soon as I am judge i will beat the shit out of Army. He was always pro PPP and ideologically supporting Bhutto. He is of the opinion that I have taken the revenge of Bhutto’s Judicial Murder.

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