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Iqbal Haider passes away

November 11, 2012 - Updated 845 PKT
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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.


Reader Comments
I did not know him .May his soul rest in peace

He would perhaps be remembered as a man who stood by principles, which is a rarity in politicians and particularly in the political party which he represented at one time. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen

May his soul rest in peace. Never went against his principals.

Javed Mir
A good man and always taking a stand on principles. He had the courage to resign from the basic membership of the PPP and dissociate from politics and fight for human rights. May Allah Almighty rest his soul in Jannatul Firdous. Salams

N Habib
Very sad indeed. A great loss to our country

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