KARACHI: Former Ameer Jamaat e Islami Syed Munawar Hasan, 78, passed away on Friday after a protracted illness in Karachi. Earlier this month he had contracted coronavirus.
He was known for his audacity, deep regard for Muslim Ummah and open criticism of the dictatorship’s policy of participating in the America’s war on terror.
The spokesperson of Jamaat e Islami said that he was suffering from a protracted illness. Announcement for his funeral prayer would be made later.
Munawar Hasan was fourth Ameer of JI Pakistan. He was the only chief of his party who was removed from the post, after adopting tough stance against the military establishment. He was elected as Ameer in 2009 and was replaced by current Ameer Siraj-ul-Haq during party elections in 2014.
President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Former Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan.
He prayed for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.
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.
He said Syed Munawar Hassan was a very sophisticated person and supporter of democracy.
The Information Minister prayed for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.