Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away
His health deteriorated three days ago after which he had been shifted from Peshawar to Islamabad. Last night he suffered a heart attack and he was rushed to a hospital in F-10 area of federal capital where he breathed last at 1:40 am.
His funeral prayers will be offered on Sunday at 3 pm at Jinnah Park in Peshawar.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed last November narrowly escaped a bomb attack when a woman bomber blew herself up near his convey in northwest Mohmand Agency.
He severed as the third Ameer of Jamaat-i-Islami from 1987 to 2009 and was succeeded by Syed Munawar Hasan. He also served as the last head of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, a coalition of religious and theocratic parties.
Qazi Hussain left behind a widow, two sons and two daughters who all are Jamaat-e- Islami activists.
President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Muslim League-N president Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and head of Tehreek Minhaj ul Quran Tahir-ul-Qadri have expressed their grief and sorrow over his death.