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Senior PPP leader passes away

April 19, 2017

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Iftikhar Khan Jhagra
Iftikhar Khan Jhagra

PESHAWAR: Former provincial minister and senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party Iftikhar Khan Jhagra passed away here on Tuesday.

PPP sources said that he died due to cardiac arrest. He was laid to rest in Jhagra village on the outskirts of Peshawar.

The deceased was the son of a renowned leader of Pakistan freedom movement late Ibrahim Khan Jhagra, brother of ex-federal secretary Salim Khan Jhagra and cousin of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra. His Qul would be offered today (Wednesday).

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan, Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, provincial ministers and senior politicians, including Anwar Saifullah Khan, Humayun Khan, Rahim Dad Khan, Khan Zada Khan, Syed Ayub Shah, Faisal Karim Kundi and Bahramand Tangi also attended the funeral prayers.

Iftikhar Jhagra remained minister for education and agriculture from time to time in the past. He had won the provincial assembly elections for five times and was popular in his constituency. Owing to his differences with PPP, he had also joined Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf for a brief period before 2013 general elections, but again joined the PPP.

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2017