Mr Khalid Ishaque, who died in Karachi on February 7, was a honest and learned person and had no craving for wealth.

I happened to see him in the first week of January 1995 to hand over my case. He refused to take the brief, saying that he was a cardiac patient and if something happened to him, his juniors would not be able to get me justice. Instead he suggested the name of another lawyer.

It seemed strange to me. Many lawyers would probably have accepted the case and taken the money.

SAIFUDDIN E. CONTRACTOR

Karachi

Letter to Dawn, Karachi, 24 Feb, 2004