'Hilal-e-Imtiaz' awarded posthumously to Iqbal Haider

Haider had served as federal law minister and as co-chairman of the HRCP.


Web Desk August 08, 2013
The 67 year old human rights activist passed away last year. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday approved the posthumous award of 'Hilal-e-Imtiaz' to former federal law minister Syed Iqbal Haider who passed away at the age of 67 in November last year, Radio Pakistan reported.

Haider had also served as co-chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and was considered to be a staunch advocate of human rights.

He was affiliated with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and had at one point served as an attorney general.

It was reported that he was suffering from lung disease and had breathed his last at a hospital in Karachi on November 11, 2012.

COMMENTS (10)

Guddo Iqbal Haider | 8 years ago | Reply

I would like to share a moment with you all, a moment when we stood outside our car porch....me and.the children ,totally devastated....time to part........HOW does one let go and say goodbye to a man like IQBAL HAIDER ...........it was then when I realized my right hand was on my forehead... crying .....saluting to him endlessly ......a gesture so spontaneous ,so true, ......what else can one do but to salute to him over and over again ......it seems as if the whole nation has gotten together to give a standing ovation to him once again .......Thank you friends and thank you again for remembering him so well. WE SALUTE TO YOU IQBAL HAiDER AND SALUTE TO YOU ENDLESSLY ...........

Syed Raza Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

Salute to Iqbal Haider sb. A man of integrity and compassion. Indeed there are very few people in this land of the pure who truly represent Jinnah's Pakistan. He was surely in that list. Rest in peace sir

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