Former JI ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmed dies at 74

ISLAMABAD: Former Ameer of Jamaat e Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed has passed away here in the wee hours of Sunday, Aaj news reported.

Qazi, who was suffering from a heart disease and asthma, was shifted to Islamabad from Peshawar for specialised treatment a couple of days back, said his son Asif Luqman Qazi.

“On Saturday night his condition deteriorated and he was driven to a nearby hospital but medics could not resuscitate him,” he added. Qazi left behind wife, two sons and as many daughters to mourn his death.

The funeral prayer of the veteran politician will be offered on Sunday at 3 PM in Jinnah Park, Peshawar.

Qazi Hussain Ahmed was elected Ameer (chief) of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1987 and continued to serve in that capacity, getting re-elected four more times (1992, 1994, 1999, 2003).