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The former chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Thursday was awarded the International Justice Excellence Award for promoting justice at home and around the world.
At a ceremony held here in the Netherlands, the International Institute for Justice (IIJE) bestowed on Justice Jillani the award “for his outstanding contribution to the global elevation of the principles of justice in Pakistan and the international community”.
Having served at the Supreme Court (SC), it was Justice Jillani who took the suo moto notice of the 2013 Peshawar church bombings that had left 83 people dead and more than 140 injured.
“Judge Jillani is currently sitting Ad Hoc on the International Court of Justice in The Hague, is the former Chief Justice of Pakistan and Justice of the High Court of Lahore, among many other notable achievements,” reads a statement issued by the IIJE.

Abdul Gh Lone