Vice Amir of Jamaat -e-Islami Professor Ghafoor Ahmed passed away in Karachi on Wednesday after a protracted illness, Express News reported.
He was under treatment at Karachi's Patel Hospital when he passed away.
Prof. Ahmed, 85, was a long standing member of the Jamaat-e-Islami having joined the party in 1950.
He was also part of the committee that worked on the 1973 Constitution.
He was born in 1927, in Bareli India before coming to Pakistan after partition. He had completed his Masters in economics from Lacknow University.
He was elected into the national assembly in 1971 and was appointed as the federal minister of industry in 1978.
His scholarly pursuits saw him render services at a number of educational institutes. He also wrote five books.