Senator Mushahidullah Khan laid to rest

Condolences pour in from leaders of various political parties


Our Correspondent February 19, 2021
Senator Mushahidullah Khan. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Veteran politician late Senator Mushahidullah Khan, a senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N was laid to rest on Thursday at Sector H-11 graveyard.

His funeral prayer was attended by people from all walks of life including Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The senior PML-N leader had passed away in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 68.

A booming voice in the Senate, he was known for his dialectical discourse acknowledged even by his adversaries.

PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz said Mushahidullah Khan had tutored her in politics. A loyal companion of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam said she will never be able to forget Mushahidullah’s fatherly affection.

Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Secretary General Nayyer Bukhari said that Mushahidullah Khan was a brave and seasoned politician, and was a strong voice for the opposition in and outside the Parliament.

President Dr Arif Alvi, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed condolences on the demise of Senator Mushahidullah.

Born in 1952 in Rawalpindi, Mushahidullah got his early education from Islamia High School in Rawalpindi and completed graduation from Gordon College in Rawalpindi. He received L.L.B degree from Urdu Law College, University of Karachi in 1997.

He joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in 1990. He was elected as Senator on PML-N seat in 2009. In 2015, Khan was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of PML-N.

He also served as Minister for Climate Change twice. Among the people present at the funeral were the AJK Assembly Speaker Ghulam Qadir, Prime Minister Farooq Haider, PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Raja Zafarul Haq, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Musaddiq Malik, JUI leader Maulana Ata-ur-Rehman, PPP leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokar.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2021.

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