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Senator Mushahidullah Khan laid to rest in Islamabad

Senator Mushahidullah Khan laid to rest in Islamabad
February 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Senior politician and Senator Mushahidullah was laid to rest in Islamabad on Thursday.

Political and social personalities including senior PML-N leaders attended the funeral. PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan had fallen seriously ill in December 2020 and was admitted to a local hospital in Islamabad. Senator Mushahidullah Khan remained under treatment in the hospital for two and a half months but last night his condition deteriorated and he passed away at age of 68.

After offering funeral prayers of Senator Mushahidullah Khan, he was buried in H-11 graveyard. Funeral prayers were attended by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani, Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Farooq Haider, PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Raja Zafarul Haq, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Musaddiq Malik, JUI leader Maulana Ataur Rehman and PPP leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokar. People from different walks of life also attended the funeral ceremony.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow over the demise of Mushahidullah Khan. Maryam Nawaz said that she was shocked to hear the news of the death of Senator Shahidullah Khan. His death is a great loss for PML-N.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other leaders expressed sorrow over the sad demise of the senior politician. Political personalities including President Dr Arif Alvi, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed condolences on the demise of Senator Mushahidullah.

Earlier, PML-N senior leader Senator Mushahidullah Khan has died in Islamabad on Wednesday early Thursday morning. He was 68.

This was confirmed by PML-N leader Mohammad Zubair. Senator Mushahidullah was unwell for quite a long time, added Zubair, who is also the spokesperson for PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz.

He used to come to the Senate sessions with great determination and courage, Zubair mentioned, adding that he was a fearless man and stood firm against dictatorships.

The former Sindh governor added that the late senator, who was a federal minister under the previous government, was among the senior-most leaders of the party. His death, he noted, was a great loss for his family, the PML-N, and Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N had earlier awarded a ticket to the senior politician to contest the forthcoming Senate elections on a general seat.

Mushahid Ullah Khan was born on in 1953 in Rawalpindi. He did his early education from Islamia High School in Rawalpindi and completed graduation from Gordon College in Rawalpindi. He received L.L.B degree from Urdu Law College, University of Karachi in 1997.

He joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in 1990. He was elected as Senator on PML-N seat in 2009. In 2015, Khan was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of PML-N. He also served as Minister for Climate Change twice.