Former president Rafiq Tarar introduction, biography
Muhammad Rafiq Tarar served as Pakistan’s ninth president from January 1998 to June 2001, and before that as a senator from Punjab from 1997 to 1998.
Tarar began working as a lawyer shortly after completing his education. He became a Pleader at the Lahore High Court in 1951. Later in life, he began practising as an Advocate in the same court. In the 1960s, he founded a legal assistance practise in Gujranwala and excelled at advocacy.
Tarar began his judicial career in 1966 after passing the difficult exams to be raised as a session judge in the District Courts. He was appointed Chairman of the Punjab Labor Court in 1971. Tarar was appointed to the Lahore High Body, Punjab’s highest appellate judicial court, in October 1974.
Tarar was a judge in the Lahore High Court for many years. He was also a member of the Pakistani Election Commission, representing Punjab. He served as the 28th Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court from 1989 to 1991, before being elevated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan as a judge.
With the approval of the Supreme Judicial Council, he was appointed by then-President Ghulam Ishaq Khan. From January 1991 to November 1994, he was a senior justice on Pakistan’s Supreme Court. He was also a potential Chief Justice of Pakistan candidate, but he retired before reaching the age of 65 and began a political career.
Following his retirement from the judiciary in 1994, Tarar entered politics, serving as a legal consultant and close associate to then-opposition leader Nawaz Sharif. He became a senator in March 1997 and represented Punjab in Pakistan’s upper house until his resignation in December 1997. In the same year, he was nominated as a presidential candidate by the PML(N), and he won a historic presidential election.
Rafiq Tarar, an ex-president death reason
Rafiq Tarar, the former president, died on Monday after a protracted illness.
Rafiq Tarar was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest trouble, according to details.