Former JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan passes away

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Former JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan passes away

ISLAMABAD-Former Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami, Syed Munawar Hassan passed away in Karachi on Friday after a protracted illness. He was 78.

He had been ill for a long time and was under treatment at a local hospital.

Syed Munawar Hassan was the fourth Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami. He was elected as Ameer in 2009 and was replaced by current Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq during party elections in 2014.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Former Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan.

He prayed for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Former Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan.

In a tweet, he said Syed Munawar Hasan became a powerful voice for the rights of Muslims around the world.

He said Syed Munawar Hassan was a very sophisticated person and supporter of democracy.

The Information Minister prayed for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.