The great leader of Pakistan movement Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar’s 62nd death anniversary is being observed today.
Abdur Rab Nishtar was born on 13 June 1899 into a religious household in Peshawar, British India.
He was a Muslim League stalwart, a Pakistan movement leader and activist and later on a Pakistani politician from North-West Frontier Province (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).
Abdur Rab Nishtar was one of the most trusted and closest associates of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Nishtar was a member of All India Muslim League (AIML) Council, member NWFP legislative Assembly 1937 to 1945.
He was designated as a Finance Minister of NWFP from 1943 to 1945 and he also represented the All India Muslim League at the Simla Conference in 1945.
He died on this day, 14th February, 1958 due to cardiac arrest and was laid to rest in the courtyard of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum in Karachi.