Ex-Speak NA, PPP founding member Sahabzada Farooq Ali Khan passes away

MULTAN: Ninth speaker of National Assembly and one of Pakistan People's Party founding members,  Sahabzada Farooq Ali Khan died after a protracted illness here on Sunday.

According to details, he was 90 and was suffering from Alzehmier disease. The deceased was bid ridden for a long time.

Born on Sept 5, 1931, Sahabzada Farooq Ali was a prominent advocate and was widely respected in political as well as legal fraternity.

He was the speaker of NA which had passed  1973 Constitution unanimously.

He was survived by  wife, one son and a daughter.

Ex Member PPP Central Executive Committee and senior politician Altaf Khokhar told APP that the deceased belonged to Jutt family, well-known for hunting.

Sahabzada Farooq Ali Khan topped in graduation from Government Emerson College Multan, he said adding that the deceased enjoyed a vast circles of friends both in politics and legal community.

He was much active in 1970 general elections and served as NA speaker from 1973-77 under Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime, Altaf Khokhar recalled.

The deceased had inclination towards left wing politics and was a nice conversationalist and speaker, he noted adding that he remained with PPP till his last breath. - APP acted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said. - APP