KARACHI (92 News) – Naeemul Haque, one of the senior-most members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who passed away Saturday night, was laid to rest at Gizri Graveyard of Phase 4 DHA on Sunday.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri and members of national and provincial assembly were present when Naeemul Haque was laid to rest.
Earlier, the funeral prayers of PTI stalwart were offered at Masjid Ayesha at Khyaban-e-Ittehad in DHA Karachi after Asr prayers.
Minister for Interior Ijaz Shah and Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan visited the house of Naeemul Haq before the funeral and have condoled his sad demise with his family.
A large number of people including the federal ministers and PTI leaders attended the funeral ceremony of Naeemul Haq.
The PTI stawlart, founder of PTI, had been battling cancer for the last two years. Haque, a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan, passed away at the age of 70 in Karachi.
A banker and businessman by profession and one of the co-founders of the ruling party, Haque was instrumental in promoting positive change in Pakistan as part of the PTI’s ideology.
On Saturday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq
Naeemul Haq, a cancer patient, was admitted to Agha Khan University Hospital a few days ago.
His funeral will be held at Ayesha Mosque, Khayaban-e-Ittehad, Karachi after the Asr prayers.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief over the death of Naeemul Haq. He along with other cabinet members will attend his funeral in Karachi tomorrow.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “In the last two years, I saw him battle cancer with courage and optimism. Till the very end, he was involved in party affairs and attended cabinet meetings as long as he was able. His passing has left an irreplaceable void.
“Am devastated by one of my oldest friend Naeem’s passing. He was one of the 10 founding members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and by far the most loyal. In 23 years of PTI’s trials and tribulations, he stood by me. He was always there for support whenever we were at our lowest ebb.”
Special Assistant to the PM on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Naeemul Haq. “Naeemul Haq was an asset for the party which suffered a great loss due to his death.”
She prayed may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in peace and grant courage to his family to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary confirmed his death in a tweet.