Transitions: Former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away

Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away in a hospital, where he was taken following a cardiac arrest.


Web Desk January 05, 2013
Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away in a hospital, where he was taken following a cardiac arrest. PHOTO: SANA/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed passed away in Islamabad early on Sunday morning, Express News reported.

Express News bureau chief in Lahore Muhammad Ilyas said that on Saturday, Ahmed’s health deteriorated and he was rushed to the hospital following cardiac arrest.

His funeral prayers will be offered on Sunday January 6, 2013, at 3 pm in Peshawar.

In November 2012, Ahmed had escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a female suicide bomber tried to kill him by blowing herself up. Three of his guards were injured in the attack near the Ghaiba Khwar area in the Haleemzai tehsil.

Qazi Ahmed, who was head of the JI for almost 22 years, had decided to step down from his post in 2009.

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Dr Nawab Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

Qazi Hussain Ahmad was a great person of the muslim umah.He was the leader of all muslim world

Adil | 8 years ago | Reply

May his soul rest in peace and Allah (SWT) grant him Jannat Al Firdous. A true, brave, honest leader. This is a big loss for Pakistani Nation.

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