KARACHI: Former Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami, Syed Munawar Hassan passed away in Karachi on Friday after a protracted illness. He was 78.
He had been ill for a long time and was under treatment at a local hospital.
Syed Munawar Hassan was the fourth Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami. He was elected as Ameer in 2009 and was replaced by current Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq during party elections in 2014.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Former Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan. In a tweet, he said Syed Munawar Hasan became a powerful voice for the rights of Muslims around the world and supporter of democracy.
The Information Minister prayed for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.