Funeral prayers of PPP leader Jahangir Badar offered

Published: November 14, 2016
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Jahangir Badar. PHOTO: FILE

Jahangir Badar. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The funeral prayers of senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and former federal minister Jahangir Badar were offered on Monday. The senior politician died of cardiac arrest in Lahore late Sunday night.

According to family sources, the former senator was admitted to a private hospital after he suffered a heart attack, where he passed away. He was 72.

Badar was a senior leader, and had served as PPP’s secretary general, among other positions in the party. He was one of the most die-hard workers, who started his political career as a student. He became a member National Assembly from Lahore in 1988, and also served as a Cabinet minister under Benazir Bhutto.

In 2010, he was acquitted by the National Accountability Bureau in cases of misuse of authority and illegal appointments.

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“He relentlessly worked and fought for PPP… struggled heroically and was imprisoned during dictator Zia’s rule but stood by Benazir Bhutto,” said former President Asif Zardari in a statement.

Bilawal Bhutto announces 3-day mourning period

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed grief over the demise of Badar and announced a three-day mourning period for the party.

Bilawal stated that Badar was a jiyala par excellence who fought against ruthless martial laws from the forefront, braved imprisonments and torture, but stood steadfast and committed to Bhuttoism under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and through the party’s struggle till date.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 14, 2016 - 5:31AM

    Very sad news. A loyal and brave political worker.Recommend

  • Afzaal
    Nov 14, 2016 - 5:50AM

    Remember him from my Punjab University days. He was a committed person who stood up against all odds. For many he was Jahangir Bathad. Rest in peace Mr. Badar. Recommend

  • Attiq Abbasi
    Nov 14, 2016 - 7:27AM

    إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
    May Allah rest her eternal soul in peace and grant her a place in Jinnat Ul Firdous . A’ameen .Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Nov 14, 2016 - 8:32AM

    Jahangir Bader was an inborn leader to be honest. I am not sure whether he was Punjab University Union President or P U Law College Union President but he was very much somewhere there when I was student of MA, Political Science Dept, PU New Campus Lahore 1964-66 and Law student PU Law College Lahore 1966-69. I never had any intimacy with him during my student life or thereafter to tell the truth but yet very well knew that he was a great student leader of his time. Allah blesses his soul, aameen. I would love to compose my Poetic Condolence if someone very kindly gives me his children / bothers email contact to communicate accordingly. Who takes the initiative and oblige me? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / zaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.comRecommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Nov 14, 2016 - 10:00AM

    At least one corrupt gone.Recommend

  • Waheed Riaz
    Nov 14, 2016 - 10:50AM

    May his soul rest in peace. Recommend

  • bilal
    Nov 14, 2016 - 3:27PM

    All politicians. life is temporary, everyone will die please do something positive for the people instead of looting them. money will stay in the world Recommend

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