KARACHI: Former Law Minister, Iqbal Haider has passed away in a local hospital here Geo News reported.
His funeral prayer will be offered after Zuhar prayer on Monday at Imambargah Yasrub in phase IV Defence Housing Society, Karachi.
Iqbal Haider was born on January 14, 1945. He obtained his B.A. LLB degree from the Punjab University.
Later, he joined Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in 1988 and soon became a close associate of the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He was elected as senator in 1991 and later became the federal minister for law in 1993-1994. He also served as the Attorney General of Pakistan.
However, he disassociated himself from the PPP in 2005 and started working for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan where he rose to the position of co-chairperson.
Iqbal Haider was a leading figure in the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) and was jailed several times during 1981-1986
Iqbal Haider was suffering from lungs ailment.