Naeemul Haque

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Naeem ul Haq
نعیم الحق
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs
PresidentArif Alvi
Mamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byAsif Kirmani
Personal details
Born(1949-07-11)11 July 1949
Karachi, Pakistan
Died15 February 2020(2020-02-15) (aged 70)
Karachi, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Naeem ul Haque (11 July 1949 – 15 February 2020) was a Pakistani politician who was the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Political Affairs. He was also co-founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and served as its Central Information Secretary and President of PTI Sindh.[1][2][3]He died on 15 February 2020 after battling the disease for 2 years.

Death[edit]

Naeemul Haque was suffering from blood cancer[4] for a long time. During his chemotherapy, he limited his political activities but remained active on Twitter.[5] During the last days of his life, he was admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH).

On 15 February 2020, Haque was rushed to Aga Khan University Hospital. He was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU) where he died at the age of 70.[6] He received condolences from across the political spectrum.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his Tweet[7] said he was "devastated" on the death of his "oldest friend".

In his Tweet, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry paid tribute to the late PTI leader despite their differences in the past. He said "Naeemul Haque fought like a lion against cancer" and termed the deceased politician "a friend, elder and a colleague".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naeemul Haq appointed PM's aide on political affairs". Geo News. 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Naeemul Haq appointed PM's assistant on political affairs". Express Tribune. 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Naeem appointed Special Assistant to PM on Political Affairs". The News. 22 August 2018.
  4. ^ "PTI stalwart Naeemul Haque dies at 70".
  5. ^ "Naeem ul Haque / Twitter".
  6. ^ "Senior PTI Politician Naeem ul Haque Passes Away at the age of 70". Pakistan 24/7.
  7. ^ "Prime Minister Imran Khan devastated on the death of Naeemul Haque". Pakistan 24/7.
  8. ^ "Ch Fawad Hussain / Twitter". Twitter.