Thursday, August 17, 2023
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-Pakistan senior leader Kunwar Naveed Jamil passed away after a prolonged illness, the party confirmed on Thursday. He was 59.
The MQM-P leader had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Karachi for several months.
He had suffered a brain haemorrhage. He was 59.
He was born on March 15, 1964 in Karachi’s Azizabad area and was elected as a member of the National Assembly for the first time in 1990 and a member of the provincial assembly in 2002.
In 2005, he resigned from the provincial assembly seat and was elected as the mayor of Hyderabad district.
He was re-elected as a Member of the National Assembly in 2015 after defeating then-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Imran Ismail in the by-elections.
He was again re-elected as a member of the Sindh in 2018 elections.
Jamil also held the post of MQM-P’s deputy convener before falling ill in 2022.
MQM-Pakistan Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui expressed sorrow over the demise of Jamil saying he was the “rare asset” and senior leader of the movement.
“Kunwar Naveed's services to MQM and the country are unforgettable,” the party chief added in a statement.
Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori and former chief minister Murad Ali Shah also expressed sadness over the demise of the MQM-Pakistan leader.
His funeral prayers will be offered at 1.30pm tomorrow (Friday) at Mustafa Mosque in DHA phase one of the metropolis.
Jamil will be laid to rest in DHA Phase 8 graveyard, the MQM-Pakistan announced.