Abdul Ghaffar Aziz

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Abdul Ghaffar Aziz
عبدالغفار عزیز
Deputy Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
April 2019 – 5 October 2020
Director of Foreign Affairs of JI
In office
c. 2000 – 5 October 2020
Personal details
Born1962 (1962)
Died5 October 2020(2020-10-05) (aged 57–58)
NationalityPakistani
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami
OccupationPolitician
Islamic scholar

Abdul Ghaffar Aziz (Urdu: عبدالغفار عزیز; Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, 1962 - 5 October 2020) was a Pakistani politician, Islamic scholar[1] and deputy emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan from April 2019 to 5 October 2020 until his death. He was also Director of Foreign Affairs of JI for over two decades.[2]

Aziz was appointed Deputy Emir of JI in April 2019 alongside Liaqat Baloch, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Rashid Naseem, Asadullah Bhutto, Farid Ahmad Paracha, Mian Muhammad Aslam and Merajul Huda Siddiqui.[3]

Death and illness[edit]

Aziz died on 5 October 2021 due to cancer.[4] According to JI spokesman Qaisar Sharif, Abdul Ghaffar Aziz had been suffering from cancer for a year.[5] His funeral prayer was led by his brother Habib-ur-Rahman in Mansoorah, Lahore. JI Emir Sirajul Haq, General secretary Ameer ul Azeem and thousands of others participated in his funeral.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JI Vice-Amir Abdul Ghaffar Aziz passes away". SAMAA TV. 5 October 2020.
  2. ^ "JI leader buried". The News International (newspaper). 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ "امیر العظیم جماعت اسلامی کے سیکرٹری جنرل لیاقت بلوچ اور پروفیسر ابراہیم نائب امراء مقرر". Daily Jang (newspaper) (in Urdu). 27 April 2019.
  4. ^ "JI Naib Ameer, foreign affairs director Abdul Ghaffar Aziz dies". Daily Jasarat (newspaper). 5 October 2020.
  5. ^ "نائب امیر جماعت اسلامی پاکستان عبدالغفار عزیز انتقال کرگئے". SAMAA TV (in Urdu). 5 October 2020.
  6. ^ "نائب امیر جماعت اسلامی عبد الغفار عزیز انتقال کر گئے". Geo News (in Urdu). 5 October 2020.