The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Saturday night announced to observe three-day mourning across the country over the sad demise of its founding member, Naeem-ul-Haq.
A senior leader of PTI told that the party’s all political activities will remain suspended during the three days of mourning.
He said that his death was a great loss to the party and the country.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed deep grief at the passing of his oldest friends and political party member.
PM Imran Khan had said that he was one of the founding members of PTI and was by far the most loyal of its members.
PM Imran Khan had hailed Haq’s contributions to the party for the past 23 years.
He paid rich tribute to the services Haq rendered for it and Pakistan.
“In the last two years, I saw him battle cancer with courage and optimism. Till the very end, he was involved in party affairs and attended cabinet meetings as long as he was able.
In the last two years I saw him battle cancer with courage and optimism. Till the very end he was involved in Party affairs and attended cabinet meetings as long as he was able. His passing has left an irreplaceable void.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 15, 2020
His passing has left an irreplaceable void,” the premiere tweeted.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on political affairs, Naeem-ul-Haq had passed away on Saturday after a long-standing fight with cancer.
Naeem-ul-Haq suffered from cancer for years and had been hospitalized in the past, He was regularly getting treatment for it.
The PTI leader later shifted to Agha Khan Hospital after his health had worsened earlier on Saturday.