ISLAMABAD - After appointment of Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman as judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the second father-son duo of apex court judges has taken place in the judicial history of the country.
Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman is son to Justice (R) Hamoodur Rahman who had served as Chief Justice of Pakistan in 1968. In 2006, he was elevated as an Additional Judge of the Lahore High Court and a permanent Judge of the Lahore High Court in 2007. However, he refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order of General Pervez Musharraf and stood for the rule of law in order to preserve the dignity and honour of his institution and the Constitution of Pakistan. Earlier, Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed had also served as judge of the apex court until he resigned after refusing to take oath of the office under General Pervez Musharraf's PCO.
Wajihuddin Ahmed was son of highly-reputed Chief Justice of West Pakistan High Court and Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Waheeduddin Ahmed. Wajihuddin Ahmed became the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court from 5 November, 1997, to 4 May, 1998, and moved to the Supreme Court in 1998. During his tenure as SHC CJ, most sou moto actions were taken.