WhatsApp Logo Subscribe
For News Alert

News

PTI senior leader Naeem-ul-Haq passes away

February 15, 2020 09:28 PM


Twitter Share Facebook Share WhatsApp Share

PTI senior leader Naeem-ul-Haq passed away on Saturday evening, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has confirmed. He was 70.

His funeral prayers will be offered at Ayesha Mosque in DHA, Karachi after Asr prayers on Sunday.

Naeem-ul-Haq in a memorable picture with his wife.–File photo

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary also announced the sad news in a tweet. Fawad said Naeem fought cancer like a lion and praised him as a colleague and elder. 

https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/1228700718984462336

Naeem, who was serving as special assistant to the prime minister, was suffering from blood cancer. He was shifted to Aga Khan Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit in Karachi early on Saturday. He flew to Karachi from Islamabad four days ago.

PM Imran Khan visited Naeem-ul-Haq earlier this week to inquire after his health.–File photo

Naeem is among the pioneers of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf that was formed in 1996. He has served as its central information secretary and president of the PTI Sindh. He dedicated his entire youth to the PTI and did not remarry after his wife's death. He remained with Imran Khan like his shadow. He donated his house to the PTI and stood by Imran Khan in every high and low. He would flare up if somebody would say anything against Imran Khan. He wouldn't tolerate even a single word against Imran Khan. He threw the glass at someone on a live TV programme for speaking bad about Imran Khan. He was highly emotional and his politics revolved around Imran Khan. May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

Naeem-ul-Haq with Imran Khan in his cricketing days.–File photo

The PTI announced the news on its official Twitter page.

https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1228703840872079362

Prime Minister Imran Khan and members of his cabinet will fly to Karachi on Sunday to attend Naeem's funeral prayers. The prime minister said in a tweet he was devastated by the news of Naeem's passing.

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1228708543542546434

The prime minister praised Naeem for his courage and optimism in the fight against cancer.

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1228708546671497216



Most Read

  1. Four Pakistanis killed in hostage-shooting drama near Muscat mosque Four Pakistanis killed in hostage-shooting drama near Muscat mosque
  2. Dubai princess dumps husband In Instagram post Dubai princess dumps husband In Instagram post
  3. Ali Gul Pir’s hilarious depiction of Momal Sheikh’s struggles Ali Gul Pir’s hilarious depiction of Momal Sheikh’s struggles
  4. Nasim Shah’s resemblance with Bollywood actor sparks debate on social media Nasim Shah’s resemblance with Bollywood actor sparks debate on social media
  5. Youm-e-Ashur observed across country Youm-e-Ashur observed across country
  6. Punjab Police officers on CPEC training scuffle at China airport Punjab Police officers on CPEC training scuffle at China airport