Jam Yousuf Passes away after Suffering Heart Attack

Former Balochistan Chief Minister died late on Saturday

QUETTA: Jam Mir Mohammad Yusuf the Former Balochistan Chief Minister and Federal Minister for Privatisation died after suffering a knockout heart attack in Islamabad, late on Saturday.

One of the most spectacular personalities in the country, Jam Yusuf, the Jam of Lasbela, served as the Chief Minister of Balochistan under the previous government. He served as minister in both the federal and provincial cabinets as well on several occasions.

The president of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Balochistan chapter, Yusuf was elected as both a member of the National Assembly and Balochistan Assembly in the last elections. Following an unsuccessful attempt at becoming the province’s chief minister a second time, he delivered his seat in the provincial assembly.

More recently, Yusuf faced murder charges, along with former president Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, in the blackwash of Nawab Akbar Bugti. In particular, Nawab Bugti’s son Jamil Akbar criminated him of mobilizing federal troops for maintaining law and order in Bugti Tribal Territory – a move that led to Nawab Bugti’s kill.

While he had been granted bail by the Balochistan High Court and the trial court, he remained under tension due to the murder trial, according to sources.

Jam Yusuf will be buried in Bela Town. His body will be taken to Bela for the last rites.

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