Transitions: Jamaat-e-Islami's Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed passes away

Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed was part of the committee that drew up the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan.

Web Desk December 26, 2012
Professor Ghafoor Ahmed was 85 years old. PHOTO: IRFAN ALI/EXPRESS/FILE


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.


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hasan | 8 years ago | Reply

I have a friend (having no political affiliation) met professor Ghafoor’s, intervirewed him, where I am quoting his comments; I have never seen a person like him, he is so noble, humble and low profile, one can hardly imagine. May Allah bless him with the highest reward of Jannah (ameen

UK | 8 years ago | Reply


Many religious parties opposed creation of Pakistan, but their intentions were good. They did not want to divide Muslim vote and influence in United India. Currently Muslims make about 12 to 13% of India'a population. Combined with Bengali and Pakistani Muslims, India would have been one third (33%) Muslim. However after creation of Pakistan they respected it and worked as a political organization (in fact only party until recently that holds internal elections and has changing party leader). PS riots were mainly in Punjab because it was divided between India and Pakistan. UP where he was from was rather peaceful, and his family came as immigrants on their free will. He never called himself a mohajir. I have respect for both who came voluntarily in the name of Pakistan and Islam and other who came in distress as refugees/Mohajirs.

You also said" I never heard anything useful coming out of him."

I would say same for you. Try being positive for a change. Believe me it feels really good.

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