Imran’s confidant, PTI leader Naeemul Haq passes away

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Karachi: Naeemul Haq, a senior leader and co-founder of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, died of a chronic illness on Saturday. He was 70 years old.

Naeemul Haq also serves as special assistant to current Prime Minister Imran Khan for political affairs. He took a deep breath at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi. He is being treated in AKUH Oncology, known as a blood cancer called myeloma. Haq was diagnosed with cancer in January 2018. He was transferred from Islamabad to AKUH in Karachi due to health complications.

The deceased had decades of interaction with Prime Minister Imran Khan, his confidant, and founded the PTI in 1996 with the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his tweet that the death of an old friend shocked him. “He is one of the 10 founders of PTI and is by far the most loyal. After 23 years of trial and suffering, PTI assists me. When we reach the lowest point, he is always there to provide us with” Support. ” The Prime Minister also said: “In the past two years I have seen him fight cancer with courage and optimism. Until the end he was involved in party affairs and cabinet meetings. His death has left an irreplaceable place. Empty. “Sindh governor Imran Ismail published news to the media about the death of a senior PTI leader. The governor said in prayer for the deceased that he had been with Huck for 28 years. Dr. Javed Khan, chief physician of AKUH, praised the deceased PTI leader and said that despite his close relationship with the current prime minister, he chose not to seek medical treatment abroad.

After the Asr prayer on Sunday (today), the funeral prayer will be held in Masjid Ayesha in Khyaban-e-Ittehad, DHA Karachi. He will rest at Gizri Cemetery in DHA Phase 4.

Leaders from various parties, including the opposition party, also mourned and after the death of Naeemul Haq, celebrities from all walks of life expressed their condolences. Naeem was born in Karachi on July 11, 1949. He obtained a master’s degree in English literature at the University of Karachi in 1970 and then a bachelor’s degree in law at the Karachi Sind Muslim Law School. He later joined the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). As a young banker, he was part of the team that set up the NBP branch at the United Nations Plaza in New York, and since then moved to London in 1980 as a commercial banker for Oriental Credit Limited. Naeem has 35 years of accumulated experience in banking, finance, corporations and legal sectors in Pakistan, London and New York. During his career in London in the early 1980s, he became a close friend of Imran Khan, who had then played county cricket.

In 1984 he joined retired Air Force Admiral Asghar Khan’s Tehreek Istiqlal party in London and returned to Karachi a few years later to start his lease companies and pursue political ambitions. Commentators describe him as an honest man who cares about ordinary people, the future of PTI and progressive Pakistan, where disadvantaged groups have equal opportunities for prosperity. In the post-Zia ul Haq era, he participated in the Tehreek Istiqlal ticket to Orangi for the 1988 elections. Even if he loses the elections, he remains interested in politics and is always aware of issues related to it with the economy.

In 1996 he became one of the founders of PTI. As a trusted assistant, he helped Imran Khan manage party affairs and overcome setbacks in the 1997 and 2001 elections. After his wife died of cancer in 2008, Naeem devoted his life to PTI, where he became the central government secretary. He was praised for organizing a large public meeting in Karachi on December 25, 2011, which contributed to the popularity of PTI as a national meeting.

In 2012, Naeem moved to Islamabad, as an integral part of the PTI Chair and the PTI Core Committee, where he led the 2013 and 2018 elections. He worked very hard directly with Imran Khan to organize a full collaboration between the grassroots party and employees and some office workers. During this period he was also the party’s information secretary intermittently and he played an important role in the party’s communication strategy.

As a member of the PTI Core Committee, he has always been friendly, approachable and very popular among employees. When the 2018 victory was finally attributed to PTI, he was appointed special assistant to the Prime Minister’s political affairs and participated in many programs, including housing plans, party activities, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and more.

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