Hamid Khan (lawyer)
(Urdu: حامد خان ایڈووکیٹ)
|Central Senior Vice-President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Appointed by||Imran Khan Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan|
|President||General Pervez Musharraf|
|Prime Minister||Zafarullah Khan Jamali|
|Preceded by||Abdul Haleem Pirzada|
|Succeeded by||Tariq Mehmood|
|Chief Election Commissioner of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf|
|Candidate for the National Assembly of Pakistan for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf NA-125 Lahore|
|Born||16 April 1946
Lahore, Punjab Province, Pakistan
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Children||Sikandar, Fiza, Dilawar|
|Residence||Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory|
|Alma mater||University of Punjab, University of Illinois|
Hamid Khan wrote several books that are recommended reading for Pakistani students of law. Hamid Khan studied law at the University of Punjab and University of Illinois and has been practising for over thirty years.
Hamid Khan is married to Gulnaz Khan and has three sons and one daughter. One of his sons, Sikandar, is also a lawyer. Hamid Khan has two granddaughters from his daughter. His daughter-in-law, Shirin Sadeghi, is an Al-Jazeera English contributor. She is married to his second son, Dilawar. He currently resides in Lahore, in the prestigious AFOS neighbourhood within the city's Cantonment.Now Hamid Khan serves as the vice-president for fellow Pathan Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Justice Party) Party.In General Election 2013 PTI leader and senior Supreme Court lawyer Hamid Khan will represent the party, which claims it was ‘erroneously’ defeated by PML-N leader and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq in NA-125. The PTI chairman had filed a petition in June in the Supreme Court seeking the verification of thumb impressions in NA-110 Sialkot, NA-122 Lahore, NA-125 Lahore and NA-154 in Lodhran.
Khan a prominent lawyer has served as the chairman & Vice-Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council, former vice-Chairman of Punjab Bar Council, former President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. In earlier positions he served as the President of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (1992–93). He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court and High Courts of Pakistan and is one of the founding partners of Cornelius, Lane and Mufti, a law firm based at Lahore.
Lawyer of Chief Justice
Khan was the lawyer of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, when General Pervez Musharraf put forward a reference against the Chief Justice and Chaudhary decided to defend his case in the court. Hamid Khan contributed considerably to the Lawyers' Movement of Pakistan which led to the restoration of Chaudhry as Chief Justice of Pakistan. Khan regularly lectures on various legal subjects at Punjab University, the Civil Services Academy, the National Institute of Public Administration and the Pakistan Administrative Staff College.
He has authored five books on legal subjects, three of which-Islamic Law of Inheritance, Principles of Administrative Law and Administrative Tribunals for civil Servants in Pakistan-are prescribed as Textbooks at law schools. He is an Ebert and DAAD Fellow, as well as a member of The Hague Academy of International Law. His book "Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan" is taught at the LLB level, and is a comprehensive reference on the making of Pakistan. His work is also taught at the LLM level.
- Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan (Hardcover – 31 August 2001)
- Islamic law of inheritance: A comparative study with emphasis on contemporary problems (Unknown Binding – 1980)
- Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan (Paperback – 21 April 2005)
- The last defender of constitutional reason? Pakistan’s embattled Supreme Court, in: Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity. Oxford University Press, Oxford / New York, 2011 (Rainer Grote / Tilmann Röder, eds.).