Aslam Riaz Hussain

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Aslam Riaz Hussain
Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan
In office
19 September 1978 – 23 August 1988[1]
19th Governor of Punjab
In office
July 1977 – September 1978
PresidentMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
Chief Justice of Lahore High Court
In office
Personal details
Bornc. 1924
Died10 September 2004(2004-09-10) (aged 79–80)
Lahore, Pakistan
Resting placeShadman Colony
Alma materGovernment College University, LahorePunjab University Law College (PULC)

Aslam Riaz Hussain (c. 1924 – 10 March 2004)[2] was a former Pakistani jurist and the first ombudsman who served as 28th chief justice of the Lahore High Court from 1976 to 1978,[3] and 19th governor of Punjab from July 1977 to September 1978.[4] In 1978, he was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.


He was born to Tasaddaq Husain who was a poet and an assistant advocate-general of the Punjab Province. His mother, Begum Salma Tasaddaq Husain was a political activist and one of the two women who was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly on the ticket of All-India Muslim League in 1946 Indian provincial elections.

He received his education from Central Model School and later went to Government College, Lahore.[5] As a classmate of justice Javed Iqbal, he met Muhammad Iqbal several times. He later went to London where he obtained his legal profession from Lincoln's Inn in 1958.

In 1962 he served as an assistant advocate general until he was appointed as an additional advocate-general of West Pakistan in 1969, and a year after he was appointed as a judge of the West Pakistan High Court in 1970.

He was also appointed governor of Punjab when Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq declared military coup.[5]

He died on 10 March 2004 in Lahore, Pakistan. He is buried in his family cemetery at Shadman Colony, Gulberg, Lahore.[5]


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  2. ^ "Former justice Aslam Riaz passes away". Brecorder. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  3. ^ "Former Chief Justices". Lahore High Court. 2020-08-08. Archived from the original on 2020-08-08. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  4. ^ "Our Governors". Punjab Portal. 2021-06-03. Archived from the original on 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
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