Transitions: Federal minister Jam Mohammad Yousuf passes away

Jam Yousuf was at his apartment in Islamabad when he suffered a heart attack.


Web Desk February 02, 2013
This photo of Mir Jam Mohammad Yousuf taken outside a court in October 2012. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Sitting federal minister and former chief minister of Balochistan Jam Mohammad Yousuf passed away after suffering from a stroke, Express News reported early on Sunday.

The former chief minister was in his Islamabad apartment when he suffered from a cardiac arrest.

Born in 1954, he bears the title of Jam of Lasbela, the former princely state of Lasbela in Balochistan and was part of the Lasi tribe.

He served as chief minister of Balochistan from March 2002 to December 2007 under dictator General Pervez Musharaf. Currently he had the portfolio of minister for privatisation.

It was under his government that former governor of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a military operation. Yousuf was currently out on bail having been named in a case over the murder of Akbar Bugti.

He was the Balochistan president of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).

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Moderate Pakistani | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Eik aur shaheed-e-Jamhuriat!

syed baqar ahsan | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

He was good person and Pakistani,few in Bolachistan are on sale and works for others, blackmailing and miss using public money is an art.Poor Bolachis are still poor and funds are eaten by few sardars in every govt and blame entire Pakistan.By design keeping it under developed for others exploitation.

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