Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Member National Assembly Mohammad Pervaiz Malik passed away in Lahore on Monday. He was 73.
Malik — who was also the PML-N Lahore president — had been ill for a long time and died due to cardiac arrest. He had been looking after party affairs on the leadership’s direction even despite deteriorating health conditions.
PML-N Lahore Secretary Khawaja Imran Nazir said that Malik’s funeral prayers will be offered today (Tuesday) at 9:00 am at a ground near Gaddafi Stadium.
The party leadership also expressed their grief over the death of the MNA. In a statement, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over Malik’s death and said the party had lost a sincere leader and a good man.
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“He was a sincere brother, friend and ally and his demise is a great loss,” Shehbaz said.
He added that Malik’s services for the country, the nation and democracy would be remembered forever. “He was a valuable asset of the party and it will not be possible to fill the gap he has left behind,” Shehbaz said.
PML-N Information Secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb remembered Malik as a kind, humble and compassionate man who served the people. She said that his death has had the same effect as that of losing one’s father or elder.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2021.