Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali passes away

News Desk

The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has passed away at the age 76.

According to details, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali was in critical condition and was battling for his life following a heart attack and severe breathing problems.

The former Prime Minister was under treatment at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi for respiratory complications. He was in ICU and was placed on a ventilator.

He will be buried in his hometown Dera Murad Jamali, Balochistan.

The Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. He said that the services of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali will always be remembered.

“May Allah Almighty elevate their ranks and grant patience to the bereaved,” he prayed.

Ijaz Ahmad Shah further added that Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali always kept his traditions alive and set an example of consensus in words and deeds.

According to media reports, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali was born in 1944 in Dera Murad Jamali, Balochistan. He started his political career from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) during the 1970s, but later emerged as part of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.

Zafarullah Jamali served as Balochistan’s Chief Minister for two non-consecutive terms, from June–December 1988 and November 1996 –February 1997.

After the 1999 coup, Mir joined Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and became Prime Minister in 2002 and served as the 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2002 until his resignation in 2004.

Before 2018 election, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).