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Shah Nawaz Junejo passes away

July 15, 2005


SANGHAR, July 14: Veteran politician Shah Nawaz Junejo died of cardiac failure at a hospital in Singapore on Thursday. He was 73. Arrangements are being made to bring the body which will reach here on Friday. He will be buried at his ancestral graveyard in the Sanjar Khan Junejo village, near Tando Adam. He left behind nine sons, eight daughters and three wives.

Mr Junejo had started his political carrier from the district council and had been elected a district council member in 1962. He had joined the Pakistan People’s Party in the late 1960s. In 1988, he had become an MNA by defeating former Prime Minister Mohammad Khan Junejo. He had also remained a senator and a federal minister.

He went to jail several times. In 1975, he was arrested during the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto era and was arrested twice during the Gen Zia-ul-Haq regime in a plane hijacking case in 1981 and during the MRD movement in 1983. He was also an accused in the Hurs murder case.