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July 22, 2016
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Mairaj Muhammad Khan passes away

National

July 22, 2016

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KARACHI: Veteran politician and founding member of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Meraj Muhammad Khan died at a local hospital late on Thursday night. He was 78. Khan was hospitalised for respiratory problem at a private medical facility. According to Geo News, funeral prayers of the veteran politician would be offered later in the day.  Khan was a close aide of  former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and contested general election of 1970 on the PPP ticket from Karachi. Later, he left the PPP after developing differences with the PPP chairman. In 1998, he joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and resigned in 2003 citing differences with Imran Khan. Khan was born on October 20, 1938 in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh to an educated family of the Pashtun origin.

 

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