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KP : PHC Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth dies of Covid-19

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.

Justice Seth had tested positive for Covid-19 on October 22 and was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Peshawar, a protocol officer of the high court, Zubair Hussain, told media.

He was later shifted to the Kulsum International Hospital in Islamabad, where he succumbed to the virus, Hussain added. He leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was saddened to learn of the passing of the PHC chief justice. “My condolences & prayers go to his family,” he tweeted.

His funeral prayers will be offered on November 13 at the old Army Stadium ground in Peshawar at 2:30pm.

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