Naeemul Haque – PM Imran’s special assistant passes away in Karachi

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

15th February, 2020

Naeemul Haque – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Political Affairs, dies today, here on Saturday.

According to the details, Veteran politician of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s  Naeemul Haque was fighting against  cancer. He took his last breath in a private hospital in Karachi.

Federal Minister of information and technology Ch Fawad Hussain has confirmed the demise of his fellow politician through a twitter post.

The federal minister tweeted, “Naeemul Haque fought like a lion against Cancer, a friend,  an elder and a colleague …. will always be missed… may Allah Rest his soul in peace #RIPNaeemUlHaq”

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail expressed grief over Naeemul Haque’s demise, saying that he had fought against cancer bravely.

Naeemul Haque – Political career in glance

Naeemul Haque became one of the five founding members of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in 1996 along with his close friend Imran Khan. As a trusted aide, he helped Imran Khan manage the party affairs and overcome the election setbacks of 1997 and 2001. After the death of his wife in 2008 from a bout of cancer, Naeem fully devoted his life to PTI, where he become the Central Information Secretary and President of Sindh. He is credited with organizing the huge December 25, 2011 jalsa in Karachi that helped establish PTI’s popularity as a national party.

In 2012, Naeem moved to Islamabad as Chief of Staff to the PTI Chairman and an integral part of the PTI Core Committee leading into the elections of both 2013 and 2018. He worked extremely hard and directly with Imran Khan in organizing the party at the grass roots working across the board with workers and part office bearers. He also intermittently served as the Information secretary of the party during this period playing an important part on the party’s communication strategy.

In January 2018 eight months before the general elections, Naeem was diagnosed with blood cancer. Like a true party loyalist, he soldiered on, working long hours prior to the elections while undergoing treatment. Never one to shirk from important causes and managing people and operations, he remained at the forefront. As member of the PTI core committee he was an accessible, approachable and was popular among the workers. When the 2018 victory finally came to PTI, he was appointed a Special Assistant on Political Affairs to the PM and was involved in a number of initiatives ranging from housing scheme, party operations, SDGs and appointments to name a few.

Be clear that he was one of the closet person of the Prime Minister Imran Khan and in his last tweet he thanked to Khan for visiting his home to to enquire about his health.


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