Former PM Zafarullah Jamali passes away

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Former PM Zafarullah Jamali passes away

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Former Prime Minister, Zafarullah Khan Jamali has breathed his last in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. Family sources confirmed the former premier died in a hospital in Rawalpindi.

Late Jamali admitted to Rawalpindi hospital after his condition deteriorated the other day. Senator Sana Jamali confirmed the death of the former prime minister.

“The former PM was battling life at a ventilator in hospital”, she said.

Zafarullah Khan Jamali was the first prime minister from Balochistan province. The parliament had elected late Jamali as the PM of Pakistan on November 23, 2002. Jamali also served as the Chief Minister of Balochistan from June 1988 to December 1988.

On January 1st, 1944, Zafarullah Jamali was born in Rojhan Jamali area of Naseerabad district. Late Jamali had started his political career in the 1970s. He was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan twice.

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Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has expressed grief and sorrows over the demise of the former prime minister. He prayed that may Allah Almighty bless the departed soul.

Jamali was once again elected to the National Assembly in the 1993 polls as an independent candidate defeating PPP’s Mir Nabi Bukhsh Khosa. In 1996, when Benazir Bhutto’s government was dismissed by Farooq Ahmed Khan Laghari, Jamali was sent to Balochistan as the caretaker chief minister for the second time.

He could not participate in the 1997 elections as the government had barred caretaker ministers and chief ministers from contesting the polls. However, Jamali was inducted into the cabinet.

He was also known as Jabal Khan (Jabal means mountain in Balochi language). His uncle Mir Jaffar Khan Jamali gave him this name because during school days he would not cry even when seriously injured.

Former PM Zafarullah Jamali passes away

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