Transitions: Federal minister Jam Mohammad Yousuf passes away

Published: February 3, 2013
This photo of Mir Jam Mohammad Yousuf taken outside a court in October 2012. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

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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Reader Comments (6)

  • Sane Voice
    Feb 3, 2013 - 2:17AM

    Every living being has to meet its death…………those who who act as gods in the life of poors and ordinary……….meet the end similar to them. we all leave this world empty handed………and meet our graves…………wish all our pirs, sardars, waderas, nawabs and seths remember their real worth and real end.


  • Jibran
    Feb 3, 2013 - 3:52AM

    Suo Motto? Pin this on the government too?


  • nadeem
    Feb 3, 2013 - 9:08AM

    “The evil that men do lives after them…………..” Shakespeare in Julius Caesar


  • Baba Ji
    Feb 3, 2013 - 9:47AM

    Inna lillah … May Allah rest his soul in peace and forgive his wrongdoings …
    Zulm dee akheer hondi … thaa !!!Recommend

  • syed baqar ahsan
    Feb 3, 2013 - 10:07AM

    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.


  • Moderate Pakistani
    Feb 3, 2013 - 11:08AM

    Eik aur shaheed-e-Jamhuriat!


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