PML N Senator Mushahidullah Khan passes away

PML N Senator Mushahidullah Khan passes away

News Desk :

Pakistan Muslim League (N) Senator, Mushahidullah Khan breathed his last in Islamabad at the age of 68 years. The cause of the death of Mushahidullah Khan could not be immediately known.

The key opposition political group had awarded ticket to Mushahidullah Khan for the upcoming senate elections on a general seat.

The PML N Central Vice-President, Maryam Nawaz in a tweet expressed grief and sorrows over the demise of the late Khan. She said Mushahidullah Khan was a loyal political worker and exceptional companion of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other high-ups also expressed grief and sorrows over the demise of Mushahidullah Khan. They prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in peace.

Profile of late Khan 

An outspoken and aggressive PML-N loyalist, Mushahidullah was not a man known to mince words. He had no qualms about hitting his opponents below the belt and it seemed that this unflinching, aggressive loyalty is what endeared him to the Sharif brothers all these years.

Following the Oct 1999 coup staged by retired General Pervez Musharraf, when most of the Sharifs’ comrades-in-arms jumped ship and joined the king’s party, Mushahidullah chose to take on the military strongman head-on.

Within 24 hours of General Musharraf taking over, on Oct 13, Mushahidullah convened a press conference where he was less than flattering about the newly-imposed military regime and summarily resigned from the two lucrative positions he held at the time; as administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and as adviser to the Ministry of Labour and Manpower.

For his troubles, he was imprisoned and, by his own admission, had to endure several “atrocities” perpetrated by the military regime of the time.

PML N Senator Mushahidullah Khan passes away

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