Former Law Minister, Iqbal Haider Dies in Karachi

kARACHI: Former Law Minister, Iqbal Haider has passed away in a local hospital 

His funeral prayer will be offered after Zuhar prayer on Monday in phase IV Defence Housing Society, Karachi.

He was 67 years old.

Iqbal Haider was born on 14 January 1945. He got LLB Degree from Punjab University Law College. Many Pakistani politicians show their sorrow on death of superior politician.

He was remained part of many important government posts. Iqbal Haider enjoyed following important position during his professional career.

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.

He played going in fronting role in the Movement for re-establishment of Democracy , and was jailed several times during 1981-1986.

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 suffering from lungs ailment.



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