Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, who served as the 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2002 until his resignation in 2004, passed away today (Wednesday).
Earlier, Zafarullah Jamali was put on the ventilator after his health deteriorated as he suffered a cardiac arrest.
Soon after his demise, several political leaders and public figures expressed deep sorrow over the irreparable loss. They termed him as the only ‘hero of politics’.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his tweet, expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of former PM Jamali.
He wrote, “Saddened to hear of the passing of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. My condolences and prayers go to his family.”
The premier extends condolences and prayers to the bereaved family.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 2, 2020
Also, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa felt deep grief on the sad demise of Mir Zafarullah Jamali.
In his Twitter message, COAS wrote, “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS, expresses heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”, COAS.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 2, 2020
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.