Former MNA Syed Mumtaz Alam Gilani passes away at 79

Sandra Loyd

LAHORE: Pakistan’s first human rights minister and killed prime minister (PM) Benazir Bhutto’s primary planner Syed Mumtaz Alam Gilani passed away on Tuesday after a lengthy disease at the age of 79.

He was the older sibling of senior reporter and leftist activist Imtiaz Alam.

Mumtaz Gilani began his political profession as a regional body member in Karachi, soon after which he went on to end up being Ms Fatima Jinnah’s primary election representative. He was a progressive democrat and combated versus all military totalitarians throughout his life time.

He won his first election to the National Assembly (NA) from Bahawalnagar by beating the leading feudal lord of the location and was likewise among the creators of the Pakistan Peoples’ Celebration (PPP) who participated in the celebration’s starting convention.

In 2008, he once again ended up being a member of National Assembly (MNA) and was designated as the nation’s first human rights minister.

Syed Mumtaz Alam Gilani will be buried on Wednesday in his ancestral city Bahawalnagar after Asar prayers and his qul will be hung on Thursday after zohar prayers.

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