Naeemul Haq, PM Imran’s long-time friend, passes away
Karachi: Naeem ul Haq, Prime Minister Imran Khan close aide and one of the founding leaders of the Pakistan Te, hreek-e-Insaf (PTI), passed away after a protracted illness at a hospital on Saturday. He was 70.
Haq, who also served as Special Assistant to PM. was battling cancer since 2018 and breathed his last at a local hospital.
His maternal grandfather was a Secretary in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh in British India time before the partition.
The deceased was suffering with blood cancer for a long time, and during his chemotherapy remained active on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter Prime Minister Imran Khan said, he was “devastated” on the death of his “oldest friend”.
He recalled that Naeem ul Haq was one of his best friends and among the 10 founding members of the PTI.
Khan said in 23 years of PTI’s trials and tribulations, Naeem ul Haque stood by him.
In his tweet, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry paid tribute to the late PTI leader.
He said “Naeem ul Haq fought like a lion against cancer” and termed the deceased politician “a friend, elder and a colleague”.
Meanwhile, senior politicians and people across sections of the society have expressed deep sorrow and grief on the demise of Naeem ul Haq.
In separate condolence messages, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressed heart-felt sorrow over the death of Naeem ul Haque and said he was a brave companion of Prime Minister Imran Khan.