Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman have expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali.
They have sent a cable of condolences to President Dr Arif Alvi on the sad demise of Zafarullah Jamali, who died last week aged 76, after suffering a cardiac arrest.
In their messages, the King and the Crown Prince extended their deepest condolences and sincere sympathies to the president and the family of the late Pakistani leader.
15th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2002 until his resignation in 2004, Mir Jamali was laid to rest at his ancestral town of Rojhan Jamali and greeted by a well-armed contingent of police.
The funeral prayers were attended by a large number of dignitaries of the area including political and social personalities.
Zafarullah Jamali Parted Ways With PML-N
Earlier in 2017, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali had parted ways with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) owing to a conflict of opinion with the party head over confrontation with national institutions.
Jamali had also announced his resignation from the National Assembly stating that truth is not spoken in the assembly.
According to reports, Jamali had advised PML-N President Nawaz Sharif to avoid confrontation with state institutions.
The former PML-N leader is expected to announce his next course of action after consultation with people of his constituency.
Reports also suggest that he had reservations over policies of the PML-N. He stated that former premier Sharif has failed to change despite a multitude of political developments in the country.
Subsequently, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have started making efforts to woo Jamali into their folds.
Later, he had joined hands with PML-N and severed ties with the party after the military coup led by former president Pervez Musharraf.
Jamali Resigns From National Assembly
Later in 2018, Jamali had announced his resignation from the National Assembly.
Jamali had served as the prime minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2004 during President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s tenure.