KARACHI: Justice Retired Rana Bhagwan Das has passed away in the local hospital, local media reported.
According to reports, he was getting cardiac treatment in a private hospital while he passed away earlier today (Monday).
On 9 March 2007, Pakistan President Musharraf declared Chief Justice Chaudhary “non-functional” and forwarded a reference against him to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) of Pakistan.
While Justice Bhagwandas should have taken his place as Acting Chief Justice, but his whereabouts remained untraceable and it was said that he’s on a foreign tour of India. On 15 March 2007 a petition was filed in the Supreme Court urging the Pakistan Government to declare his whereabouts. He returned home on 23 March.
He was aware of events transpiring in Pakistan and on his return from India, he assumed the office of the acting CJP from 24 March to 20 July 2007 till the SCP full court restored justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Rana Bhagwandas worked as the Chairman of Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan from November 2009 to December 2012. He was also Member of Selection Board of Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi. He was heading the interview panel for the selection of the Federal Civil Servants 2009.