Veteran Politician Hafiz Salman Butt dies at 65

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Jan, 2021. 10:57 am
Hafiz Salman Butt

Former Member of the National Assembly and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Hafiz Salman passed away at the age of 65.

According to the JI Lahore spokesperson, Hafiz Salman Butt suffered a heart attack.

Hafiz Salman Butt was elected to national and Punjab assemblies three times since 1985. He obtained BSc degree from the Punjab University in 1982 and took active part in students’ politics as a leader of Islami Jamiat Talaba and was elected as vice president of the Punjab University Students Union.

He was an engineer and a businessman by profession, elected to the National Assembly in 1985, 1990 and 2002 elections.

He has also led Pakistan Railways Employees Union and remained its president for several terms to espouse the cause of labour welfare, and also remained the vice president of the National Labour Federation.

According to media reports, he was also an active sportsman in football, hockey and swimming, was also served as a member of the Pakistan Football Federation since 1983, Pakistan Swimming Federation since 1986 and Lahore District Hockey Association since 1990.

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